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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Higham Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Higham Wood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Higham Wood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Higham Wood

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Higham Wood property will contain a valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out the market value your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Higham Wood as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

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.

Further Higham Wood assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.

Other external areas of the property

In the HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E9 - Other' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Higham Wood house or flat. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Steps that spring or sag when used is an example.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Higham Wood house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a Higham Wood house surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Speak to Add-A-Roof Contractors of 114A Frindsbury Rd, Rochester, ME2 4JB on 07720 708706 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Higham Wood property will contain a valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out the market value your RICS valuer will combine knowledge of Higham Wood as well as other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

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.

Further Higham Wood assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.



Other external areas of the property

In the HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E9 - Other' include?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Higham Wood house or flat. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information. Steps that spring or sag when used is an example.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Higham Wood house with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What does a Higham Wood house surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be blighted by roof maintenance problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. slates, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one. Speak to Add-A-Roof Contractors of 114A Frindsbury Rd, Rochester, ME2 4JB on 07720 708706 for details.

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