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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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What property survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glenfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glenfield

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Glenfield) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glenfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glenfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Glenfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Glenfield property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Glenfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the correct valuation your independent surveyor will factor in experience of property in Glenfield as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Glenfield conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor search for signs of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

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

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The residential surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. What related issues should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Maintenance fees for stone-built Glenfield houses can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built Glenfield houses can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glenfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Glenfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Glenfield property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Glenfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a cost of reinstatement as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the correct valuation your independent surveyor will factor in experience of property in Glenfield as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors will ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Glenfield conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like flood plains, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor search for signs of water damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure.

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

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The residential surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. What related issues should we be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Maintenance fees for stone-built Glenfield houses can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built Glenfield houses can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. 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.

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