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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I pick for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Leake

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Leake

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in East Leake) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Leake

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in East Leake and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the East Leake property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the East Leake property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a East Leake Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a East Leake property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. An example of this is spalling brickwork on the chimney stack. Elements of the property reviewed by Section E are visually reviewed with binoculars where appropriate.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the past - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. From roof battens to dormer windows, the whole roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a converted flat in East Leake in conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Your surveyor must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the home. Property values is generally inflated due to the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors will advise you if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic modifications to the property should be reported, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in East Leake and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the East Leake property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the East Leake property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a East Leake Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a East Leake property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give home purchasers indicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. An example of this is spalling brickwork on the chimney stack. Elements of the property reviewed by Section E are visually reviewed with binoculars where appropriate.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us in the past - What should we be concerned about during the survey work?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. From roof battens to dormer windows, the whole roof must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as repairing a bowing truss) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would be advised to be conscious of if intending to buy a converted flat in East Leake in conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Your surveyor must have sufficient knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the home. Property values is generally inflated due to the areas being preserved. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors will advise you if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic modifications to the property should be reported, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

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