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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hotwells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hotwells

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hotwells) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hotwells

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Hotwells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Hotwells property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hotwells House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Hotwells property but are worried about insects - What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s conversion with stone walls. Are there specific defects to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Hotwells expert. Mandarin Stone, 15 Regent St, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HW (Phone: 0117-973 1552), for example, could assist.

Substandard guttering

For the Hotwells HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In Hotwells, an example may be too few roof drains. The drainage system is inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Hotwells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Hotwells property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hotwells House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Hotwells property but are worried about insects - What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a house, this matter should be borne in mind. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for pest problems may include destruction of tainted materials.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s conversion with stone walls. Are there specific defects to bear in mind? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of properties. Problems which impact stone-built properties can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

To find a specific quarried stone, contact a Hotwells expert. Mandarin Stone, 15 Regent St, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HW (Phone: 0117-973 1552), for example, could assist.

Substandard guttering

For the Hotwells HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In Hotwells, an example may be too few roof drains. The drainage system is inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system.

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