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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is the correct choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kimberley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kimberley

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kimberley) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kimberley

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Kimberley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Kimberley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kimberley property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Kimberley Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Cotswold stone-built structures be difficult to repair. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Kimberley, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns for example cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Broxtowe Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the building in Kimberley we plan to buy - How do we investigate further?

Kimberley houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Kimberley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Kimberley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kimberley property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Kimberley Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Cotswold stone-built structures be difficult to repair. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated, and what will the survey reveal?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Kimberley, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.



Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when buying a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries include complex organic chemicals. Health concerns for example cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Broxtowe Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the building in Kimberley we plan to buy - How do we investigate further?

Kimberley houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include traps or removal or excision of affected timber. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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