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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Preston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Preston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Preston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Preston

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in East Preston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the East Preston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the East Preston property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant East Preston House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our surveyor investigate any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in East Preston will be secure against flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

In the region of East Preston, the Ferring Rife from the A259 at Northbrook College to Ferring Beach status on 2/11/11 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*04/01/2013

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the East Preston HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the East Preston residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. An example of this is old, worn out roof elements. As part of Section E2, these elements are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in East Preston.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and is often found on Georgian houses. it can be prone to defect and East Preston Homebuyer Reports commonly report issues e.g. horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture beneath flashings which causes the render detaching. Fixing problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in East Preston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the East Preston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the East Preston property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant East Preston House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located near a stream. Is there a major flood risk? Would our surveyor investigate any flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in East Preston will be secure against flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.



In the region of East Preston, the Ferring Rife from the A259 at Northbrook College to Ferring Beach status on 2/11/11 was 'No warnings' (source: Environment Agency).

*04/01/2013

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the East Preston HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the East Preston residence being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but regular upkeep may still be required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. An example of this is old, worn out roof elements. As part of Section E2, these elements are comprehensively checked, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor look for on a stucco regency home in East Preston.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and is often found on Georgian houses. it can be prone to defect and East Preston Homebuyer Reports commonly report issues e.g. horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may be when moisture beneath flashings which causes the render detaching. Fixing problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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