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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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Need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fairfield

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fairfield

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fairfield) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fairfield

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Fairfield and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fairfield property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Fairfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Fairfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we intend to acquire, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Fairfield surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she should also things like verifying the condition of visible wiring or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairfield.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should not attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Fairfield home survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the safety of the gas appliances?

Your local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The Fairfield RICS chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the appliances or system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Fairfield and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Fairfield property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Fairfield property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Fairfield House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we intend to acquire, it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, will the Fairfield surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Fairfield the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. He or she should also things like verifying the condition of visible wiring or reporting on the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairfield.



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a Periodic Inspection need be completed at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should not attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Fairfield home survey. However, surveyors will mention suspected asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the safety of the gas appliances?

Your local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The Fairfield RICS chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the appliances or system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

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