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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grappenhall

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grappenhall

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Grappenhall) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grappenhall

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Grappenhall and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Grappenhall property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grappenhall property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Grappenhall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the property's value your RICS valuer will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues such as there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental concerns like Grappenhall planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when considering a un-loved townhouse?

Albeit now often referred to as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike - they are now actually called Building Surveys When intending to buy a modified Grappenhall property like a period house - Building Survey is the best survey to choose. The survey specifies thorough and notable details in relation to the homes state of repair in addition to any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas. Permanent outbuildings will, in addition, be assessed.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Grappenhall and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Grappenhall property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Grappenhall property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Grappenhall House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the property's value your RICS valuer will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair.

The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues such as there being no on going disputes. These will be investigated by your solicitor.



Additional local area conjectures, like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental concerns like Grappenhall planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when considering a un-loved townhouse?

Albeit now often referred to as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike - they are now actually called Building Surveys When intending to buy a modified Grappenhall property like a period house - Building Survey is the best survey to choose. The survey specifies thorough and notable details in relation to the homes state of repair in addition to any defects after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas. Permanent outbuildings will, in addition, be assessed.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including shed roofs. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in soil vent pipes. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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