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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Havant

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Havant

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Havant) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Havant

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Havant and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Havant property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Havant House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a surveyor check flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Havant and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The building surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built property in Havant be difficult to repair. Are there specific defects to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Farlington Redoubt Quarry, Portsdown Hill Road, Purbrook, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1BW for details.

For more information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. For example, Emberz Fireplaces at 225 Havant Rd, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 1PA may help.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for residential property in Havant. Will a House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Havant, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Havant and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are planning to carry out alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Havant property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Havant House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a surveyor check flooding, or whether flooding has affected neighbouring property?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Havant and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the house survey may advise appropriate repairs. The house survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The building surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Stone block wall damage

Can Portland stone-built property in Havant be difficult to repair. Are there specific defects to consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delamination will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Farlington Redoubt Quarry, Portsdown Hill Road, Purbrook, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 1BW for details.

For more information, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor. For example, Emberz Fireplaces at 225 Havant Rd, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 1PA may help.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for residential property in Havant. Will a House Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Havant, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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