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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horsford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horsford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Horsford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horsford

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Horsford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Horsford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Horsford property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Horsford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about pests - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Horsford cause problems for owners? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Mountcharles Sandstone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Horsford are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas connected fittings like chimney breasts or flues. However, the Horsford qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings and won't conduct any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Horsford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Horsford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Horsford property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Horsford House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about pests - Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as vermin as minor annoyances. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Evidence may not be easy to find, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Horsford cause problems for owners? Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Mountcharles Sandstone to Swaledale Fossil Limestone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Horsford are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

A RICS chartered surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) at the property, as well as gas connected fittings like chimney breasts or flues. However, the Horsford qualified surveyor will not remove the fittings and won't conduct any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

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