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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 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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are interested to buy, it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a Hotwells Homebuyer Report write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Survey in Hotwells your surveyor should report on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive view of exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician

will be part of the survey in Hotwells. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey if purchasing a neglected forties property near Hotwells as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically referred to as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a post fifties unmodified house of standard construction materials and methods. You would be best advised to choose a Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. Be aware that certain survey no go areas exist with any survey as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the building for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) at the building, as well as gas related appliances or installations such as the possibility of asbestos. The gas fittings won't be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Regulations ensure that landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we are interested to buy, it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets; will a Hotwells Homebuyer Report write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Survey in Hotwells your surveyor should report on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive view of exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician



will be part of the survey in Hotwells. Verifying the location of the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey if purchasing a neglected forties property near Hotwells as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically referred to as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the correct term is now the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a post fifties unmodified house of standard construction materials and methods. You would be best advised to choose a Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. Be aware that certain survey no go areas exist with any survey as a qualified surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the structure of the building for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) at the building, as well as gas related appliances or installations such as the possibility of asbestos. The gas fittings won't be detached. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Regulations ensure that landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties are severe .

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