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Valuation
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawkhurst

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawkhurst

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hawkhurst) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawkhurst

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hawkhurst and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Hawkhurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Hawkhurst property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hawkhurst Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a property valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out an accurate value estimate your surveyor will call upon knowledge of Hawkhurst and other considerations relating to the property e.g. general condition. The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions like there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems for example building regulations having been complied. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Hawkhurst area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Hawkhurst environmental issues like Hawkhurst planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on an apartment ?

The Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. If buying an unconventional Hawkhurst property e.g. an extended house, this is the most suitable choice of home survey. It will detail comprehensive and often serious insight on the Houses state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be checked out.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen should also be reported on. A stair run that is too short or steep is an example.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular property, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hawkhurst and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Hawkhurst property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Hawkhurst property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Hawkhurst Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a property valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out an accurate value estimate your surveyor will call upon knowledge of Hawkhurst and other considerations relating to the property e.g. general condition. The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions like there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems for example building regulations having been complied. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.



Additional local Hawkhurst area conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Hawkhurst environmental issues like Hawkhurst planning proposals (e.g flight path), which will also be factored in.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on an apartment ?

The Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. If buying an unconventional Hawkhurst property e.g. an extended house, this is the most suitable choice of home survey. It will detail comprehensive and often serious insight on the Houses state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, shortly after a thorough inspection. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) will also be checked out.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen should also be reported on. A stair run that is too short or steep is an example.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular property, omitting sections as necessary.

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