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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase in Godshill?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Godshill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Godshill

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Godshill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Godshill

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Godshill and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Godshill property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Godshill property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Godshill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a property next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include methane gas generation. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Godshill will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Isle of Wight Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. This may not be urgent, however. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inoperable sash window is an example of this.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. How do we investigate further?

Buyers in Godshill should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. 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, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for insect infestation may include use of insecticides and destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Godshill and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Godshill property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Godshill property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Godshill House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a property next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include methane gas generation. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Godshill will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Isle of Wight Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Window frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact can a Condition rating 2 have on windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. This may not be urgent, however. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. An inoperable sash window is an example of this.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a property. How do we investigate further?

Buyers in Godshill should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to disclose a vermin problem. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. 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, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for insect infestation may include use of insecticides and destruction of tainted materials. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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