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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Farnham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Farnham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Farnham) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Farnham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Farnham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Farnham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Farnham property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Farnham House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Farnham will include a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will take into account local Farnham market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. state of repair. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no problematic legal problems like

Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Farnham environmental problems like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas mains supply?

The surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the building, as well as gas connected installations such as flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings won't actually be taken off. The gas system will not be tested. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Farnham include Aqua Design Plumbing & Heating Ltd of 7, Stockwood Way, Farnham, Surrey Tel. 07891 439444 and I J Stevens of 16 Sumner Court, Sumner Road, Farnham Tel. 07795341624.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house, omitting sections as necessary. In Farnham, an example may be a loose fitting sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Farnham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Farnham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Farnham property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Farnham House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report in Farnham will include a professional valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your surveyor will take into account local Farnham market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. state of repair. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no problematic legal problems like



Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any Farnham environmental problems like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas mains supply?

The surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the building, as well as gas connected installations such as flue/chimney maintenance. External fittings won't actually be taken off. The gas system will not be tested. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Farnham include Aqua Design Plumbing & Heating Ltd of 7, Stockwood Way, Farnham, Surrey Tel. 07891 439444 and I J Stevens of 16 Sumner Court, Sumner Road, Farnham Tel. 07795341624.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular house, omitting sections as necessary. In Farnham, an example may be a loose fitting sash window. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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