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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Henfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Henfield

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Henfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Henfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Henfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Henfield property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Henfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older renovated farmhouse in Henfield. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Victorian home. For houses in Henfield built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Henfield property built using traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Henfield subsidence could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new home within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a garage are a clear sign of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rainfall have on a property?

Both in Henfield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on property in Henfield are often overlooked by purchasers. One indication that drainage are a cause for concern is rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Henfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henfield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Henfield property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Henfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older renovated farmhouse in Henfield. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Victorian home. For houses in Henfield built before the 20th Century, age, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Henfield property built using traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for listed property, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may result in higher ongoing expenses. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for further advice.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Henfield subsidence could be worth checking. What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new home within a few months in order to repair settlement damage.

Cracks to a garage are a clear sign of subsidence, although they could be easily repaired and of little concern. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact could rainfall have on a property?

Both in Henfield, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on property in Henfield are often overlooked by purchasers. One indication that drainage are a cause for concern is rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. Where this is not cared for, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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