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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 do I need for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hope

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hope

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hope) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hope

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hope and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hope property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Hope property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Hope Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for doing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if buying a modified detached property?

Although periodically described as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike these surveys are now called Building Surveys If you are contemplating the buying of an unusual Hope property, for example an older house, this is the best survey to choose. The written report sets out notable insight about the property's state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are one or two no go areas with any survey to consider insofar as a surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Hope property for example removing secured panels. External buildings (if permanent) should be reported on.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we expect to acquire we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Hope surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Hope your surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state. A Surveyor should also focus on things like verifying any outside installations e.g. garden lighting. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Hope. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Hope .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can the Building Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Hope surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hope and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hope property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Hope property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Hope Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any advantages for doing a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if buying a modified detached property?

Although periodically described as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike these surveys are now called Building Surveys If you are contemplating the buying of an unusual Hope property, for example an older house, this is the best survey to choose. The written report sets out notable insight about the property's state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are one or two no go areas with any survey to consider insofar as a surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Hope property for example removing secured panels. External buildings (if permanent) should be reported on.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the home we expect to acquire we think we noticed that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Hope surveyor write anything on electrical defects?

During a Home Survey in Hope your surveyor will usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state. A Surveyor should also focus on things like verifying any outside installations e.g. garden lighting. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Hope. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Hope .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can the Building Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a property. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the building's structure and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Signs like sticking doors or warping of floorboards can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Hope surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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