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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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Which Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horley

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Horley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Horley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Horley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Horley property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials for example boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in Artex for example.

All forms including white are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought immediately. You should never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Horley survey. However they will note possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built houses be problematic. Are there specific related issues to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, contact a local stonemason or specialist. CPM Services at 39 High St, Horley, RH6 7BN, for example, could assist.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should heavy rainfall have on a home? Also, if there are problems, will they be troublesome to fix?

Both in Horley, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which heavy rain has on homes in Horley is usually overlooked. One indication that downspouts are damaged is flaking or efflorescence on external walls. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Horley and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Horley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Horley property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials for example boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in Artex for example.

All forms including white are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.



Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought immediately. You should never endeavour to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a Horley survey. However they will note possible asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Can Hopton Wood stone-built houses be problematic. Are there specific related issues to consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including delamination. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delamination. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more details, contact a local stonemason or specialist. CPM Services at 39 High St, Horley, RH6 7BN, for example, could assist.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should heavy rainfall have on a home? Also, if there are problems, will they be troublesome to fix?

Both in Horley, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which heavy rain has on homes in Horley is usually overlooked. One indication that downspouts are damaged is flaking or efflorescence on external walls. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early.

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