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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 Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ferndown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ferndown

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ferndown) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ferndown

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ferndown and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ferndown property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ferndown property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Ferndown Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we need to on guard for when intending to buy a converted flat in Ferndown inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Surveyors in Ferndown need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have with the property and its value. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are trained to report whether the building looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments to the building may be reported but these are really more a concern for your

lawyer. Buchanan & Llewellyn are a local firm situated at 18-20 Victoria Road, East Dorset, Dorset, BH22 9HZ and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01202 873355

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndown include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair local Ferndown market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal issues e.g. no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndown conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century converted cow-house. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Ferndown built before the 20th Century, age, however, can worry purchasers. Ferndown property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Mention this to your Ferndown surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ferndown and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ferndown property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ferndown property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Ferndown Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we need to on guard for when intending to buy a converted flat in Ferndown inside a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Surveyors in Ferndown need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have with the property and its value. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the removal front garden walls

Surveyors are trained to report whether the building looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are carried out by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments to the building may be reported but these are really more a concern for your



lawyer. Buchanan & Llewellyn are a local firm situated at 18-20 Victoria Road, East Dorset, Dorset, BH22 9HZ and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01202 873355

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndown include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair local Ferndown market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal issues e.g. no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndown conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 16th Century converted cow-house. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Some purchasers would be interested in owning a old, characterful home one day. For houses in Ferndown built before the 20th Century, age, however, can worry purchasers. Ferndown property featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. Mention this to your Ferndown surveyor for more information.

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