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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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Which Survey should I select for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Goodwick

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from standard building 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 Goodwick

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Goodwick) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Goodwick

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Goodwick and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Goodwick property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Goodwick property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Goodwick House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A rusted lintel, for example, is included in Section E. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further

inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Goodwick residence's construction.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century barn conversion. Will the structure's age be an issue?

Many purchasers have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue. Homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Goodwick's conservation areas, .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners. If you have doubts, speak to your Goodwick surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Maintenance fees for stone-built homes can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Goodwick and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Goodwick property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Goodwick property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Goodwick House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A rusted lintel, for example, is included in Section E. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further



inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Goodwick residence's construction.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a 15th Century barn conversion. Will the structure's age be an issue?

Many purchasers have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue. Homes featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Goodwick's conservation areas, .

Construction materials, such as matching tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners. If you have doubts, speak to your Goodwick surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built houses be hard to upkeep. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Maintenance fees for stone-built homes can be higher than for more standard. Problems which impact stone-built homes can vary greatly, with issues like displacement being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local homes, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Repair advice often includes clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work.

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