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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fenton

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fenton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fenton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fenton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fenton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Fenton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fenton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Fenton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are planning to acquire we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When preparing a Fenton Building Survey your surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual examination of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as making sure that supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Fenton .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that an electrical check need be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Fenton will notice structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Asbestos roof tiles

A Fenton builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including eaves. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during a Fenton building survey. Your Fenton surveyor should mention possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Fenton and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Fenton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Fenton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Fenton House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we are planning to acquire we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the surveyor report on electrical defects?

When preparing a Fenton Building Survey your surveyor should remark on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include a visual examination of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as making sure that supplementary bonding is in the usual place.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Fenton .



The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) advocate that an electrical check need be completed every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Fenton will notice structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Asbestos roof tiles

A Fenton builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What are the issues with asbestos and will this be a hazard?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including eaves. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in ironing boards.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos during a Fenton building survey. Your Fenton surveyor should mention possible asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

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