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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harleston

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harleston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harleston) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harleston

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harleston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Harleston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Harleston property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Harleston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I am meaning to lease, I saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a the Harleston surveyor go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Harleston the home surveyor will make a note on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state. The RICS surveyor is expected to issues like verifying the condition of the fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey in Harleston.

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting

out). We recommend you always get local Harleston help on all things electrical try JRA Installations Ltd , Timber Barn/North Lodge Farm, Redenhall, Harleston, IP20 9PD .

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn constructed Doulting stone. Which major problems should we consider?

Ranging from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Stanton Moor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built Harleston houses can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated or cracked paintwork being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters as part of the survey, in addition to gas affiliated appliances or installations e.g. associated asbestos. Any external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. The gas system will not be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harleston and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Harleston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Harleston property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Harleston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a property I am meaning to lease, I saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - does a the Harleston surveyor go into detail on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Harleston the home surveyor will make a note on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state. The RICS surveyor is expected to issues like verifying the condition of the fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually form part of the survey in Harleston.

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting



out). We recommend you always get local Harleston help on all things electrical try JRA Installations Ltd , Timber Barn/North Lodge Farm, Redenhall, Harleston, IP20 9PD .

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a converted barn constructed Doulting stone. Which major problems should we consider?

Ranging from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Stanton Moor Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built Harleston houses can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated or cracked paintwork being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregularly built walls as stones are less likely to come loose or the mortar to decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters as part of the survey, in addition to gas affiliated appliances or installations e.g. associated asbestos. Any external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. The gas system will not be tested at all. Of course, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

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