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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hastings

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional 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 Hastings

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hastings) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hastings

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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    Nelson Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

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    Park Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hastings and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Hastings property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hastings property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hastings House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

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

A qualified surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, as well as gas connected fittings for example - chimney breasts. However, the Hastings surveyor won't actually remove any gas fittings and he or she won't run any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Hastings based gas engineers include WGM Plumbing and Heating of 4, Holmhurst Lane, St. Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex Tel. 07969952974 and Hydro Heating Services of Flat 1, 16 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex Tel. 07923 455481.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to purchase, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does Homebuyer Report in Hastings advise electrical defects?

During a Hastings Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Chartered surveyor is trained to report back on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the evidence of any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hastings.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical system check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the Hastings Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Hastings.

Stucco is in fact just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Georgian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hastings can focus on defects for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Avco Maintenance Ltd, 14, Burgess Rd, Hastings, TN35 4NR Tel. 01424 201561

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hastings and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Hastings property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Hastings property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hastings House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

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

A qualified surveyor will visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes where relevant, as well as gas connected fittings for example - chimney breasts. However, the Hastings surveyor won't actually remove any gas fittings and he or she won't run any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Hastings based gas engineers include WGM Plumbing and Heating of 4, Holmhurst Lane, St. Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex Tel. 07969952974 and Hydro Heating Services of Flat 1, 16 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex Tel. 07923 455481.



Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the building we intend to purchase, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does Homebuyer Report in Hastings advise electrical defects?

During a Hastings Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will typically mention the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Chartered surveyor is trained to report back on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the evidence of any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hastings.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical system check be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the Hastings Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Hastings.

Stucco is in fact just a form of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form an even finish. The finish is highly beautiful and is/was often found on Georgian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hastings can focus on defects for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Fixing problems with stucco may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Avco Maintenance Ltd, 14, Burgess Rd, Hastings, TN35 4NR Tel. 01424 201561

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Recent Hastings Surveyor Reports

  • Not all cracks are cause for alarm

    By Edmund Drewelus November 15th, 2012

    Mention cracks to most home buyers and they are understandably tempted to run a mile. However all too often the assumption that subsidence, at least to any meaningful degree, is an over reaction. This Hastings property is a prime example where there has been some movement in the...