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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Highcliffe

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Highcliffe

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Highcliffe) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Highcliffe

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Highcliffe and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Highcliffe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Highcliffe property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Highcliffe House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor look at the condition of the gas appliances?

Yes. A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fittings like chimney linings. The external fittings won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are criminal .

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to move it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Highcliffe Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the Highcliffe survey and will suggest further investigation.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to look into if intending to buy a converted flat in Highcliffe in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors must have local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home and its value. House prices will likely be significantly higher because of them retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected advise if the planned purchase could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised adjustments to the building will also be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Lamb & Smart are based in 44 Station Road, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6JX should be happy to help. Tel: 01425 613434

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Highcliffe and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Highcliffe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Highcliffe property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Highcliffe House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor look at the condition of the gas appliances?

Yes. A local surveyor will locate and visually check out any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fittings like chimney linings. The external fittings won't actually be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections every 12 months. Non compliance penalties are criminal .



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as paper lining. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms are dangerous and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful however, never to move it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Highcliffe Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the Highcliffe survey and will suggest further investigation.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to look into if intending to buy a converted flat in Highcliffe in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors must have local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home and its value. House prices will likely be significantly higher because of them retaining their original character. However a large number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected advise if the planned purchase could be is so classified and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unauthorised adjustments to the building will also be commented on but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Lamb & Smart are based in 44 Station Road, New Forest, Hampshire, BH25 6JX should be happy to help. Tel: 01425 613434

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