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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hightown

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hightown

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hightown) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hightown

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hightown and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hightown property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Hightown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Hightown House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To properly appraise the value of the property your surveyor will use awareness of the Hightown property market and other factors about the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon key 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 small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Hightown environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include structurally instability .

Surveyors in Hightown will note any structural defects linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Sefton Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am meaning to purchase I saw that there is old wiring - will a Hightown survey go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Hightown a surveyor will add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive view of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hightown and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Hightown property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Hightown property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Hightown House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement. To properly appraise the value of the property your surveyor will use awareness of the Hightown property market and other factors about the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon key 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 small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Hightown environmental problems like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property near to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial waste material. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include structurally instability .

Surveyors in Hightown will note any structural defects linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database in addition to Sefton Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I am meaning to purchase I saw that there is old wiring - will a Hightown survey go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Hightown a surveyor will add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsafe condition.

This should include a non invasive view of open or exposed areas of the wiring or fusebox as well as possible problems relating to things like inspecting the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed will be part of the survey. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

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