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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Garstang

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Garstang

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Garstang) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Garstang

    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

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Garstang and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Garstang property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Garstang property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Garstang Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like warped window frames in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Garstang surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Quite a common example is ponding on the roof. Roof coverings will be reviewed, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Garstang property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Garstang home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Garstang property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will use local Garstang market factors and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and make certain key assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any major legal problems e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Garstang environmental problems like local Garstang industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Garstang and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Garstang property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Garstang property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Garstang Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the Home Survey consider this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like warped window frames in the living room or cracks along the living room wall can be early indications of very serious structural issues. A Garstang surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.



Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

Quite a common example is ponding on the roof. Roof coverings will be reviewed, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Garstang property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Garstang home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Garstang property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will use local Garstang market factors and other things about the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and make certain key assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any major legal problems e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Garstang environmental problems like local Garstang industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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