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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gants Hill

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gants Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Gants Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gants Hill

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Gants Hill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gants Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Gants Hill property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Gants Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Gants Hill. What advice should we get?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Gants Hill.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to vermin can include professional cleaning.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.

External walls

On a Gants Hill HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Gants Hill house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated is an example.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may rain have on a Gants Hill home? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Gants Hill and across the country, but the impact high levels of rainfall can have on Gants Hill property is rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Gants Hill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gants Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Gants Hill property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Gants Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property in Gants Hill. What advice should we get?

Pests like carpet beetle larvae may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Gants Hill.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to vermin can include professional cleaning.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your RICS surveyor.



External walls

On a Gants Hill HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Gants Hill house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here. Mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated is an example.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect may rain have on a Gants Hill home? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Gants Hill and across the country, but the impact high levels of rainfall can have on Gants Hill property is rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof. In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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