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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Earley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Earley

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Earley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Earley

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Earley and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Earley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Earley property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Earley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas (and oil heaters) at the building, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. chimney linings. The Earley surveyor will not remove fittings and won't carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Earley. What will we need to pay attention to when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the age of the property be a problem?

A building's age can create issues for homeowners, and Earley houses constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Earley's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the Earley surveyor for more detail.

Window frame

On a Earley HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the home is in a good state. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

A fairly common example may be stiff sash windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Earley and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Earley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Earley property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Earley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at gas (and oil heaters) at the building, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. chimney linings. The Earley surveyor will not remove fittings and won't carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.



Traditionally built property

We are buying in Earley. What will we need to pay attention to when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the age of the property be a problem?

A building's age can create issues for homeowners, and Earley houses constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Earley's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the Earley surveyor for more detail.

Window frame

On a Earley HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the home is in a good state. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

A fairly common example may be stiff sash windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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