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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lake

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lake

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lake) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lake

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lake and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lake property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Lake property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lake Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Lake include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lake property will contain a surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To be able to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Lake as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: size Surveyors also examine style of architecture and make certain other assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation

also assumes that there aren't any costly legal problems like no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like busy roads, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am planning to buy I noticed that there is old wiring. Will a surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Lake a surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Home surveyor should also focus on things like ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Lake.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Lake, and think we saw signs of insects in the attic. What can we do?

Homes will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with ants, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lake and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Lake property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Lake property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Lake Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Lake include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lake property will contain a surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To be able to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Lake as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: size Surveyors also examine style of architecture and make certain other assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation



also assumes that there aren't any costly legal problems like no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like busy roads, also being considered.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I am planning to buy I noticed that there is old wiring. Will a surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Lake a surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Home surveyor should also focus on things like ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Lake.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report is carried out every 10 years (5 if letting).

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Lake, and think we saw signs of insects in the attic. What can we do?

Homes will often be free of major pests. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can carry serious health risks and affect its value. Signs may not be obvious, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to vermin can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with ants, or any pest, speak to your RICS surveyor

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