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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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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.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the justification of carrying out the full structural survey when considering a un-loved semi detached cottage near Grange Park over a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally still referred to as Full Structural Surveys by some, they have been reclassified as RICS Building Survey You should plump for the RICS Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a post 1950s Grange Park house built out of typical building materials i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that certain survey no go areas are integral with any survey as the Grange Park based surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the property of inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

Damaged Render

What will your Grange Park Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Grange Park that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really dense render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can show issues such as horizontal pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues may be when dampness gets in under windows which results in detachment. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there may be a danger of white asbestos ceilings in existence at the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Grange Park go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

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.

Building Surveys on houses

Can you please explain the justification of carrying out the full structural survey when considering a un-loved semi detached cottage near Grange Park over a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally still referred to as Full Structural Surveys



by some, they have been reclassified as RICS Building Survey You should plump for the RICS Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a post 1950s Grange Park house built out of typical building materials i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that certain survey no go areas are integral with any survey as the Grange Park based surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the property of inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

Damaged Render

What will your Grange Park Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Grange Park that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really dense render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. It is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors can show issues such as horizontal pattern like cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues may be when dampness gets in under windows which results in detachment. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there may be a danger of white asbestos ceilings in existence at the building. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Grange Park go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful material of several naturally occurring materials. Some types may be in building materials e.g. roof gutters.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in powdery sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace the asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

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