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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Furzedown

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Furzedown

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Furzedown) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Furzedown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Furzedown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Furzedown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Furzedown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Furzedown Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Furzedown, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Furzedown home, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Furzedown home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

No Furzedown flood alerts have been given (source: Environment Agency).

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Quite a common example is spalling brickwork on the chimney stack. These elements are inspected visually if the roof is difficult to access. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a property in Furzedown , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked during the survey?

Residences in Furzedown in good condition can often hide damage to the roof, including. From ridge flashing to slates, the roof structure as a whole should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Furzedown, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Furzedown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Furzedown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Furzedown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Furzedown Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Furzedown, and will the chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can cause floods. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Building Survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Furzedown home, such as via badly fitted air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Furzedown home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.



No Furzedown flood alerts have been given (source: Environment Agency).

*Information accurate 04/01/2013

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Quite a common example is spalling brickwork on the chimney stack. These elements are inspected visually if the roof is difficult to access. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a home. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a property in Furzedown , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked during the survey?

Residences in Furzedown in good condition can often hide damage to the roof, including. From ridge flashing to slates, the roof structure as a whole should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Furzedown, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

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