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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Keswick

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Keswick

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Keswick) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Keswick

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Keswick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Keswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Keswick property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Keswick Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider the property's value your independent surveyor will pair area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider materials used and will use other assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like local mining issues, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we intend to acquire, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a the Keswick surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Keswick Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A Home surveyor is trained to provide detail on issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a PIR is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this property is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our surveyor search for possible water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Keswick and across the country, and property buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the home survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The surveyor may ask the current owner if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Keswick and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Keswick property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Keswick property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Keswick Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To fully consider the property's value your independent surveyor will pair area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider materials used and will use other assumptions, for example no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like local mining issues, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the home we intend to acquire, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox, does a the Keswick surveyor advise the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Keswick Home Buyers Survey a surveyor will comment on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. A Home surveyor is trained to provide detail on issues like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a PIR is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this property is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our surveyor search for possible water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of homeowners in Keswick and across the country, and property buyers and owners are understandably concerned. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the home survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Less expensive preventative measures include the installation of air brick covers. The surveyor may ask the current owner if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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