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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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in Highcliffe.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a form of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and is often found on Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail issues for example, when settlement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended bungalow?

Although sometimes still referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many home buyers - they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Highcliffe house built out of standard building materials. A Building Survey would be the most appropriate type of survey for the property described. Two to three days after a thorough survey of all accessible areas, a formal report is posted to the prospective purchaser giving any salient advice on the construction of the house. There are certain limitations with the survey because a qualified surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Highcliffe house, an example being the removing loft contents. This page for more info the differences between surveys.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Highcliffe (BH23). The asking price is £157, 654. What things will a Highcliffe RICS chartered surveyor take into account on a home buyers survey ?

Any number of issues which could affect the price of property from noise from flight paths to whether the garden is overlooked. It may help to weigh up prices against flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £159, 954, which is £2, 300 more than the price being asked and the flat/house average was £340, 771. Ashleigh, 21, Flat 11, Earlsdon Way, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5TB was purchased for £230, 000 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Highcliffe which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

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.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in Highcliffe.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really just a form of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. The effect is very appealing and is often found on Regency buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly detail issues for example, when settlement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-coating problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.



Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons to order a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when considering a extended bungalow?

Although sometimes still referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many home buyers - they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Highcliffe house built out of standard building materials. A Building Survey would be the most appropriate type of survey for the property described. Two to three days after a thorough survey of all accessible areas, a formal report is posted to the prospective purchaser giving any salient advice on the construction of the house. There are certain limitations with the survey because a qualified surveyor is not in a position to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the Highcliffe house, an example being the removing loft contents. This page for more info the differences between surveys.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a property in Highcliffe (BH23). The asking price is £157, 654. What things will a Highcliffe RICS chartered surveyor take into account on a home buyers survey ?

Any number of issues which could affect the price of property from noise from flight paths to whether the garden is overlooked. It may help to weigh up prices against flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £159, 954, which is £2, 300 more than the price being asked and the flat/house average was £340, 771. Ashleigh, 21, Flat 11, Earlsdon Way, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5TB was purchased for £230, 000 .

The only way to get an accurate property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Highcliffe which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

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