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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Edgwarebury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Edgwarebury

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Edgwarebury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Edgwarebury

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Edgwarebury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Edgwarebury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Edgwarebury property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Edgwarebury property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Edgwarebury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Edgwarebury. Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Edgwarebury house will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as warping of floorboards.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance

easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Will a Edgwarebury surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the property, in addition to gas affiliated appliances for example - fireplaces. A Edgwarebury qualified surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and will not conduct any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am meaning to move into it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Edgwarebury Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Edgwarebury your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of visible wiring. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey in Edgwarebury .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Edgwarebury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Edgwarebury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Edgwarebury property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Edgwarebury property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Edgwarebury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Edgwarebury. Will my Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Edgwarebury house will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a contracting effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property, such as warping of floorboards.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance



easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Gas flame

Will a Edgwarebury surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the property, in addition to gas affiliated appliances for example - fireplaces. A Edgwarebury qualified surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and will not conduct any tests of any kind on the gas system. Gas is potentially fatal, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am meaning to move into it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a Edgwarebury Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Edgwarebury your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of visible wiring. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey. .

Examining the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will usually be part of the survey in Edgwarebury .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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