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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 Felpham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Felpham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Felpham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Felpham

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Felpham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Felpham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the Felpham property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Felpham property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Felpham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the argument for doing the full structural survey when acquiring a dilapidated detached townhouse near Felpham instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still described as the Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and has actually been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an altered home e.g. a dilapidated house, this is now the most appropriate survey to choose to get. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a non period unmodified house assembled from conventional building materials. Once a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be posted and emailed to the client setting out thorough and relevant advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are certain restrictions with the survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Felpham house e.g. moving heavy furniture. The following article for further information on HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the lounge floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we want to acquire, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; does Felpham survey write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Felpham Building Survey the RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open parts of the wiring and other things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Felpham .

The IEE suggest that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Felpham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Felpham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension on the Felpham property, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Felpham property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Felpham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the argument for doing the full structural survey when acquiring a dilapidated detached townhouse near Felpham instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still described as the Full Structural Survey by many, it is now defunct and has actually been renamed by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an altered home e.g. a dilapidated house, this is now the most appropriate survey to choose to get. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a non period unmodified house assembled from conventional building materials. Once a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be posted and emailed to the client setting out thorough and relevant advice in relation to the condition of the house. There are certain restrictions with the survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Felpham house e.g. moving heavy furniture. The following article for further information on HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that the lounge floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Newer homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. In some older homes cracks become apparent when temperatures rise[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract and draw in water.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be filled and repainted. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness. Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we want to acquire, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring; does Felpham survey write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Felpham Building Survey the RICS surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of the open parts of the wiring and other things like verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Felpham .

The IEE suggest that an electrical check be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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