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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Eastbourne

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Eastbourne

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Eastbourne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional , for example timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Eastbourne

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Eastbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Eastbourne property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Eastbourne property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Eastbourne House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Eastbourne include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Eastbourne as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Eastbourne surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no serious legal problems for example your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Eastbourne area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1986-built property in Eastbourne and noticed that there is a 26mm crack above the windows in the cellar. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Eastbourne Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered house in Eastbourne.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Georgian homes for example. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert try CRB Contractors Ltd, 101, Bourne Street, Eastbourne, BN21 3SE Tel. 01323 727200

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Eastbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Eastbourne property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a thorough analysis of the Eastbourne property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Eastbourne House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Eastbourne include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a cost of reinstatement as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Eastbourne as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. style of architecture Your Eastbourne surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there are no serious legal problems for example your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Additional local Eastbourne area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1986-built property in Eastbourne and noticed that there is a 26mm crack above the windows in the cellar. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence may be confused with settlement. Settlement does occur in newer buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. Inside the property, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will your Eastbourne Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered house in Eastbourne.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very grand in appearance and is found on Georgian homes for example. It may contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the surface breaking

Another example of problems associated with stucco might involve attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert try CRB Contractors Ltd, 101, Bourne Street, Eastbourne, BN21 3SE Tel. 01323 727200

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