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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a Elthorne Heights property - How do we investigate further?

Homes will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This issue should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Gas flame

Does the Elthorne Heights surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. fireplaces. A Elthorne Heights RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Elthorne Heights, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Elthorne Heights properties with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes. From the eaves to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a Elthorne Heights property - How do we investigate further?

Homes will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This issue should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Gas flame

Does the Elthorne Heights surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas installations?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas related fixtures e.g. fireplaces. A Elthorne Heights RICS chartered surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings nor will they do any tests of any kind on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Elthorne Heights, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Elthorne Heights properties with no other major issues could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes. From the eaves to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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