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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Haywards Heath

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Haywards Heath

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Haywards Heath) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Haywards Heath

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    The Dunnocks, Gravelye Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

  • Property Valuation Report
    Oathall Avenue, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16

Home Buyers Survey Haywards Heath

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Haywards Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Haywards Heath property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Haywards Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Haywards Heath. What will we need to think about when buying an old building? What consequences will the house's age have on upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. The age of a structure, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including industrial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals. Health problems like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Haywards Heath will find structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Mid Sussex Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence might be a problem affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Haywards Heath and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Haywards Heath. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Haywards Heath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Haywards Heath property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Haywards Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Haywards Heath. What will we need to think about when buying an old building? What consequences will the house's age have on upkeep?

Some purchasers have looked at purchasing a old, characterful home one day. The age of a structure, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Houses constructed with traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, , which could mean long-term upkeep.If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.



Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a property near to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including industrial refuse disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include heavy metals. Health problems like birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Haywards Heath will find structural defects connected with the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Mid Sussex Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor has mentioned subsidence might be a problem affecting the house. What subsidence issues does the Property Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. New buildings in Haywards Heath and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Haywards Heath. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that flat ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In severe weather, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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