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Valuation
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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Flackwell Heath

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Flackwell Heath

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Flackwell Heath) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Flackwell Heath

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Flackwell Heath and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Flackwell Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Flackwell Heath property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Flackwell Heath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For the Flackwell Heath HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

One example would be loose render. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To estimate the value of the property the surveyor will pair local Flackwell Heath market factors and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further Flackwell Heath conjectures like services, are made in addition to Flackwell Heath environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Flackwell Heath. Does the Flackwell Heath Property Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the drawing room ceiling to sticking window frames. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Flackwell Heath and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Flackwell Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Flackwell Heath property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Flackwell Heath Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

For the Flackwell Heath HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

One example would be loose render. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To estimate the value of the property the surveyor will pair local Flackwell Heath market factors and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further Flackwell Heath conjectures like services, are made in addition to Flackwell Heath environmental issues like local industry, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can cause problems for residential property in Flackwell Heath. Does the Flackwell Heath Property Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the drawing room ceiling to sticking window frames. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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