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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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What HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my intended property purchase in Hawkshead?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hawkshead

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hawkshead) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hawkshead

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hawkshead and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Hawkshead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Hawkshead property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Hawkshead property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Hawkshead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us at our old property. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Hawkshead houses with no other major issues may be exposed to roofing woes, like mould. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to concrete tiles. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more

severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor in the local area can provide an estimate.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are meaning to move into, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hawkshead Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hawkshead.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing an old building? Will the building's age be a concern?

For houses in Hawkshead built before the 20th Century, age can concern buyers, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Hawkshead area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Hawkshead listed buildings. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. If you are uncertain, speak to your Hawkshead surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hawkshead and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Hawkshead property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the Hawkshead property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Hawkshead property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Hawkshead Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us at our old property. What does the home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Hawkshead houses with no other major issues may be exposed to roofing woes, like mould. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to concrete tiles. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

The expense of insulating the attic, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more



severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor in the local area can provide an estimate.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are meaning to move into, the agent said that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Homebuyer Report in Hawkshead report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Hawkshead Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This will include an overview of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hawkshead.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing an old building? Will the building's age be a concern?

For houses in Hawkshead built before the 20th Century, age can concern buyers, and Houses featuring traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as stone quarried in the Hawkshead area, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Hawkshead listed buildings. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. If you are uncertain, speak to your Hawkshead surveyor for more information.

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