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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 Sussex

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Sussex

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in East Sussex) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Sussex

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in East Sussex. What will the East Sussex RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a survey ?

Any number of issues which could affect the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to the number of bedrooms in the property. .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof of the house could be problematic, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From ridge flashing to eaves, every element of the roof must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Harris & Sons Roofing Specialists of 1 Rocklands Cottages Victoria Road, Hailsham, BN27 4SZ on 01424 392724 for details.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Buildings constructed earlier than the eighties will most likely contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including asbestos blocks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive must always be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. Your East Sussex surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in East Sussex and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the East Sussex property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the East Sussex property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the East Sussex property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant East Sussex Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a house in East Sussex. What will the East Sussex RICS surveyor consider when carrying out a survey ?

Any number of issues which could affect the price of property ranging from proximity to road noise to the number of bedrooms in the property. .

An impartial way to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).



Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent warned us that access to the roof of the house could be problematic, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does a surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Many properties can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From ridge flashing to eaves, every element of the roof must be reviewed, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Harris & Sons Roofing Specialists of 1 Rocklands Cottages Victoria Road, Hailsham, BN27 4SZ on 01424 392724 for details.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Buildings constructed earlier than the eighties will most likely contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including asbestos blocks.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. Most asbestos was imported from the US.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos will probably be expensive must always be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during the survey. Your East Sussex surveyor should report on possible asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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Recent East Sussex Surveyor Reports

  • Not all cracks are cause for alarm

    By Edmund Drewelus November 15th, 2012

    Mention cracks to most home buyers and they are understandably tempted to run a mile. However all too often the assumption that subsidence, at least to any meaningful degree, is an over reaction. This Hastings property is a prime example where there has been some movement in the...