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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is right for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elthorne Heights

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elthorne Heights

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Elthorne Heights) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elthorne Heights

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Elthorne Heights and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Elthorne Heights property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Elthorne Heights property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Elthorne Heights House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could heavy rain have on our new house? Could it affect the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which heavy rainfall has on a home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are a cause for concern is spalling masonry. This can lead to hazardous mould.

The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to repair, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Elthorne Heights, and can a Elthorne Heights HomeBuyer Report check signs of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Elthorne Heights and across the country. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Elthorne Heights in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a property in Elthorne Heights through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Elthorne Heights lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The property surveyor may ask the current owner if the property in Elthorne Heights has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Elthorne Heights.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Elthorne Heights.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Elthorne Heights Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as moisture trapped behind paint

Another example of problems might be when dampness gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Remedying problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Elthorne Heights and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Elthorne Heights property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Elthorne Heights property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Elthorne Heights House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect could heavy rain have on our new house? Could it affect the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which heavy rainfall has on a home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that rainwater goods are a cause for concern is spalling masonry. This can lead to hazardous mould.

The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to repair, unless they are not maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Elthorne Heights, and can a Elthorne Heights HomeBuyer Report check signs of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Elthorne Heights and across the country. Both home buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried.

Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Elthorne Heights in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a property in Elthorne Heights through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Elthorne Heights lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The property surveyor may ask the current owner if the property in Elthorne Heights has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Elthorne Heights.

*Accurate as of 04/01/13

Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Elthorne Heights.

Stucco is just a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Elthorne Heights Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover potentially expensive to remedy problems such as moisture trapped behind paint

Another example of problems might be when dampness gets in beneath sills which results in large areas of detachment. Remedying problems may be costly as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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