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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Knaphill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Knaphill

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Knaphill) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Knaphill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

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Does the qualified surveyor inspect the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas connected fittings such as prefabricated flues. Should there be any external fittings they won't actually be detached. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Knaphill based gas engineers include J V Heating of 10, Weasdale Court, Woking, Surrey Tel. 07957483985 and P H Plumbing, Heating and Home Maintenance of 23, Bankside, Woking, Surrey Tel. 07708513293.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period unmodified Knaphill property assembled from normal construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the most relevant survey to go for the house described. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the prospective buyer giving thorough and frequently critical advice concerning the construction of the building.

Be aware that certain caveats exist with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance)

Knaphill Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your surveyor will pair experience of property in Knaphill and other factors about the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered. 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Knaphill and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Knaphill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Knaphill property's general condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Knaphill Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor inspect the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the meter location/position at the home, as well as gas connected fittings such as prefabricated flues. Should there be any external fittings they won't actually be detached. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should there be any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Knaphill based gas engineers include J V Heating of 10, Weasdale Court, Woking, Surrey Tel. 07957483985 and P H Plumbing, Heating and Home Maintenance of 23, Bankside, Woking, Surrey Tel. 07708513293.

Gas regulations stipulate that all landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines .



Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to get the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys no longer exist now as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period unmodified Knaphill property assembled from normal construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the most relevant survey to go for the house described. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, the RICS surveyors report will be sent to the prospective buyer giving thorough and frequently critical advice concerning the construction of the building.

Be aware that certain caveats exist with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the property or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance)

Knaphill Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and also a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your surveyor will pair experience of property in Knaphill and other factors about the property for instance: square metres The surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions, for example no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered. 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.

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