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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 one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gurnard

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gurnard

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Gurnard) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gurnard

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Gurnard and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Gurnard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Gurnard property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Gurnard Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Gurnard house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Potential

defects covered by Section E are reviewed by eye if the roof is hard to access. An ash pit door placed too close to combustible material is an example.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our Gurnard surveyor look for?

Residences in Gurnard in good condition can be hiding serious problems like ponding. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Gurnard roofing contractor.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate high upkeep costs for the buyer? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Gurnard and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Gurnard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Gurnard property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Gurnard Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Gurnard house or flat, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Potential



defects covered by Section E are reviewed by eye if the roof is hard to access. An ash pit door placed too close to combustible material is an example.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What will our Gurnard surveyor look for?

Residences in Gurnard in good condition can be hiding serious problems like ponding. Any part of the roof or loft, such as roof battens, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Gurnard roofing contractor.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties generate high upkeep costs for the buyer? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

There is a broad range of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like erosion will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to property, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used in the construction of doors and windows. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

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