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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Fairwater Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain the market value your surveyor will use awareness of the Fairwater property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your legal representative.

Additional local Fairwater area assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am planning to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Fairwater survey advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Fairwater Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on concerns such as examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairwater.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Dukes Gritstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Fairwater Surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall)

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To ascertain the market value your surveyor will use awareness of the Fairwater property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). These will be investigated by your legal representative.



Additional local Fairwater area assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental issues like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw a sixties house I am planning to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a Fairwater survey advise on the electrical system?

When performing a Fairwater Home Buyers Survey a qualified surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. The RICS surveyor is required to report back on concerns such as examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Fairwater.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Dukes Gritstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. This may also require careful attention. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

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