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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fareham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fareham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Fareham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fareham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fareham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Fareham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fareham property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Fareham House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the seller's agent has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific issues to consider?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Fareham expert. For example, Fareham Fireplaces, 180 West St, Fareham, PO16 0EQ.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Fareham. What effect will the cruck frame have on maintenance?

Some purchasers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. For traditionally-built Fareham property, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Properties built with traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Fareham area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Fareham's conservation areas. If the structure you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, 15 High Street in Fareham was constructed in around 1295.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are ultimately potentially deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Removing it asbestos may be costly but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fareham and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Fareham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fareham property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Fareham House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a home and the seller's agent has suggested that it has been partially constructed with Kentish Rag stone. Are there specific issues to consider?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include weathered stone.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Fareham expert. For example, Fareham Fireplaces, 180 West St, Fareham, PO16 0EQ.



Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an older coast house in Fareham. What effect will the cruck frame have on maintenance?

Some purchasers have considered buying a unique or characterful property. For traditionally-built Fareham property, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Properties built with traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Fareham area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Fareham's conservation areas. If the structure you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice. As an example of Medieval building, 15 High Street in Fareham was constructed in around 1295.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a possibility of damaged blue asbestos ceiling boards present in building. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are ultimately potentially deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken immediately. Removing it asbestos may be costly but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

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