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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Kirk Ella

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kirk Ella

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kirk Ella) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kirk Ella

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Kirk Ella and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Kirk Ella property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kirk Ella property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Kirk Ella House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new property? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Both in Kirk Ella, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on your home are rarely paid due attention. If you have only visited the home in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

An example defect for this is discolouration to the roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a home does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Kirk Ella which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. The composition is very similar to mortar in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Kirk Ella Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Kirk Ella and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Kirk Ella property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Kirk Ella property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Kirk Ella House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can damp weather have on our new property? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Both in Kirk Ella, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on your home are rarely paid due attention. If you have only visited the home in dry weather, defects may not have been obvious, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

An example defect for this is discolouration to the roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. If a home does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Kirk Ella which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. The composition is very similar to mortar in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Kirk Ella Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Fixing problems with stucco may be costly as the skills are getting rarer.

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