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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 Home Survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Johnstown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Johnstown

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Johnstown) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard property such as stone slab roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Johnstown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Johnstown and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Johnstown property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Johnstown property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Johnstown Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would need to look out for if intending to buy a flat in Johnstown inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Johnstown need to possess knowledge of local issues and any relation may have with the property. House prices will be higher because of them being preserved. However many of them are falling into have fallen into poor condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors will advise if the planned purchase is or might be is designated and Section I of your Johnstown Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Johnstown surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the valuation the valuer will take into account experience of property in Johnstown as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Your Johnstown surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Johnstown area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Johnstown environmental issues like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Substandard guttering

In a Johnstown HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Johnstown deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given.

In Johnstown, examples include low-sloping downspouts. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Johnstown and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Johnstown property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Johnstown property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Johnstown Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would need to look out for if intending to buy a flat in Johnstown inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Johnstown need to possess knowledge of local issues and any relation may have with the property. House prices will be higher because of them being preserved. However many of them are falling into have fallen into poor condition for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Property surveyors will advise if the planned purchase is or might be is designated and Section I of your Johnstown Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Johnstown surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost. To ascertain the valuation the valuer will take into account experience of property in Johnstown as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. Your Johnstown surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Johnstown area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Johnstown environmental issues like pig farms, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Substandard guttering

In a Johnstown HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers in Johnstown deciding whether or not to purchase a house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given.

In Johnstown, examples include low-sloping downspouts. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report blocked drains below ground.

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