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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hurst Green

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hurst Green

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hurst Green) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hurst Green

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hurst Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hurst Green property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Hurst Green property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hurst Green property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Hurst Green Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby - Do we need a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Hurst Green. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for a serious infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with damage to the parapet, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the chartered surveyor give in their report?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ridge flashing, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A contractor with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing older property in Hurst Green? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a period conversion. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue. Hurst Green homes built with traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Hurst Green and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Hurst Green property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Hurst Green property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hurst Green property's state of repair as well as information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Hurst Green Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby - Do we need a property surveyor?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Hurst Green. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for a serious infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with damage to the parapet, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the chartered surveyor give in their report?

Homes in the area that are otherwise ideal can be blighted by difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ridge flashing, ought to be checked. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A contractor with positive reviews should be able to assist with a quote.

Traditionally built property

What should we look out for when purchasing older property in Hurst Green? What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a house with personality, like a period conversion. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue. Hurst Green homes built with traditional methods can be difficult to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed buildings.

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