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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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Which Survey should I choose for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forestdale

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forestdale

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Forestdale) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forestdale

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forestdale and which one 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 Forestdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Forestdale property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Forestdale Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I intend to buy it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Forestdale Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor is trained to report back on things like examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Forestdale.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has suggested that it has been partially constructed with York stone. Are there specific matters to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Cap Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as delaminated render affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be wary of when buying a period property in Forestdale in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Forestdale surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property and its value. The value of homes will be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to the areas retaining their original character.

Property surveyors are expected advise whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported in the Forestdale survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forestdale and which one 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 Forestdale property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Forestdale property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Forestdale Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I intend to buy it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will a surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Forestdale Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor is trained to report back on things like examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Forestdale.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has suggested that it has been partially constructed with York stone. Are there specific matters to bear in mind, and what will the survey reveal?

Ranging from Portland Cap Limestone to Portland Roach Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Defects such as delaminated render affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be wary of when buying a period property in Forestdale in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils. Forestdale surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property and its value. The value of homes will be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to the areas retaining their original character.

Property surveyors are expected advise whether the property looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Out of keeping developments that do not have Local Authority approval should be reported in the Forestdale survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

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