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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 Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grasmere

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grasmere

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grasmere) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grasmere

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Grasmere and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Grasmere property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Grasmere property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Grasmere Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Fastener problems would be reported here, for example.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted barn in Grasmere. Will the structure's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Grasmere would like to own a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Grasmere property, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Grasmere homes employing traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Contact your surveyor for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would need to be aware of if planning to buy a house in Grasmere in conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Your surveyor need to have knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the building and its value. House prices will likely be inflated as a result of them being preserved. However many areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will report if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Grasmere and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Grasmere property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Grasmere property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Grasmere Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.



The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects which do not fit into the other categories. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Fastener problems would be reported here, for example.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a converted barn in Grasmere. Will the structure's age be a problem?

Some buyers in Grasmere would like to own a old, characterful home one day. For traditionally-built Grasmere property, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Grasmere homes employing traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Contact your surveyor for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would need to be aware of if planning to buy a house in Grasmere in conservation area ?

There are thousands of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council. Your surveyor need to have knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have with the building and its value. House prices will likely be inflated as a result of them being preserved. However many areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors will report if the planned purchase is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out as part of the legal process. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

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