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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hove

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hove

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hove) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hove

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hove and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

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

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hove property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hove Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What things does a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Hove ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect property values e.g. the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or general regional pricing. .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional RICS surveyor will visit the property in addition to factoring in the large variety of location variables that can impact on house prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hove will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and Brighton and Hove Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hove and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

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

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Hove property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Hove Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

What things does a surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Hove ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect property values e.g. the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or general regional pricing. .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an inclusive part. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).



A professional RICS surveyor will visit the property in addition to factoring in the large variety of location variables that can impact on house prices.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the property we're buying, but we are not certain - Will the HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include use of insecticides and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a house near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include heavy metals .

Building Surveys and valuations in Hove will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and Brighton and Hove Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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