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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Cowes

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Cowes

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Cowes) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Cowes

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey East Cowes

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Cowes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Cowes property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant East Cowes Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check guttering? Will the East Cowes building survey report on this? If there is work that needs to be done, will they be troublesome to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on East Cowes property are rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Whether buying in East Cowes or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for East Cowes home? Will my East Cowes Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a East Cowes house's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in East Cowes write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a East Cowes Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. Your surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in East Cowes and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the East Cowes property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the East Cowes property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant East Cowes Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check guttering? Will the East Cowes building survey report on this? If there is work that needs to be done, will they be troublesome to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on East Cowes property are rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have investigated the property you intend to purchase in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious.

Whether buying in East Cowes or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations cause problems for East Cowes home? Will my East Cowes Building Survey look into this?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a East Cowes house's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I intend to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in East Cowes write anything on the electrical system?

When performing a East Cowes Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. Your surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

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