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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a Ferndown property? Will the Ferndown property surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Ferndown and across the country, but the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is often overlooked by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes for example, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't however be undone. The system will not be tested in any way. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations ensure that landlords have to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Ferndown buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Building Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Ferndown can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Ferndown, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a Ferndown property? Will the Ferndown property surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Ferndown and across the country, but the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is often overlooked by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

A surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes for example, as well as gas affiliated appliances e.g. fixed external ventilation hearths. The external fittings won't however be undone. The system will not be tested in any way. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations ensure that landlords have to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have been told that Ferndown buildings built on clay soil can experience problems. Will your Building Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Ferndown can have unwanted consequences. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Ferndown, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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