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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 Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gotham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home built from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gotham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gotham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gotham

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gotham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Gotham property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Gotham Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External walls

In a Gotham HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

An example of this is rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I intend to purchase it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

During a Homebuyer Report in Gotham a RICS surveyor will typically mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsafe state. A Chartered surveyor should also give detail on issues like examining the state of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. water heaters.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Gotham. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey in Gotham .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent mentioned that the had been issues with leaks in the roof. What will our Gotham building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for Gotham home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Gotham can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. From the sheathing to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Gotham, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Gotham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Gotham property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Gotham Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External walls

In a Gotham HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

An example of this is rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel. All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I intend to purchase it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor report on electrical system condition?

During a Homebuyer Report in Gotham a RICS surveyor will typically mention the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsafe state. A Chartered surveyor should also give detail on issues like examining the state of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. water heaters.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Gotham. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will form part of the survey in Gotham .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent mentioned that the had been issues with leaks in the roof. What will our Gotham building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is a common concern for Gotham home buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Gotham can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. From the sheathing to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Gotham, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

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