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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fairwater

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fairwater

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Fairwater) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fairwater

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Fairwater and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairwater property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Fairwater property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Fairwater Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged

exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during a Fairwater building survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. For example, cracks along the garage wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Fairwater? And could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on homes in Fairwater are rarely paid due attention. One indication that rainwater goods are at risk is damp stains around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair, if identified early, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Fairwater and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Fairwater property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Fairwater property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Fairwater Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I have suspicions that there could be asbestos sprayed on coatings present in the home I am buying. What is asbestos, is there a danger, can it be easily dealt with and Should we pull out?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example cement. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in ceilings. Technically all forms are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged



exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos during a Fairwater building survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Property Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. For example, cracks along the garage wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Fairwater? And could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on homes in Fairwater are rarely paid due attention. One indication that rainwater goods are at risk is damp stains around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair, if identified early, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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