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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grange Park

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grange Park

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Grange Park) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard property such as timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grange Park

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grange Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Grange Park property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Grange Park property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Grange Park Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas heaters?

A RICS surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - fireplaces. The Grange Park qualified surveyor won't remove the gas fittings nor will the surveyor run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call an engineer immediately.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Grange Park? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which rainfall has on a residence is not given more thought. If you have only seen the home in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Grange Park or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will the Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Grange Park property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Grange Park surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Grange Park and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Grange Park property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Grange Park property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Grange Park Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor give details on the safety of the gas heaters?

A RICS surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the condition of the meter for instance, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - fireplaces. The Grange Park qualified surveyor won't remove the gas fittings nor will the surveyor run any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call an engineer immediately.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Grange Park? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which rainfall has on a residence is not given more thought. If you have only seen the home in on a dry day, defects may not have been obvious. If you are worried, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Grange Park or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will the Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Grange Park property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Grange Park surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Parcels of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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