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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lanchester

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lanchester

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lanchester) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. box frame construction or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lanchester

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lanchester and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lanchester property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Lanchester property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we intend to lease, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Lanchester survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Lanchester Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a by sight check of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example confirming the state of repair of any fixed appliances e.g. heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting out). For advice on electrical systems call Graham R , 1/Stores Cottages/Daisy Hill, Sacriston, Durham, DH7 6BH .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Lanchester home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will refer to knowledge of Lanchester and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also examine construction methods and will make certain key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues like no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Lanchester area assumptions like service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Slate. What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled homes. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lanchester and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lanchester property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Lanchester property's condition as well as advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we intend to lease, it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Lanchester survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Lanchester Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. This will include a by sight check of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example confirming the state of repair of any fixed appliances e.g. heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting out). For advice on electrical systems call Graham R , 1/Stores Cottages/Daisy Hill, Sacriston, Durham, DH7 6BH .



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Lanchester home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will refer to knowledge of Lanchester and other considerations about the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also examine construction methods and will make certain key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any impossible to rectify legal issues like no laws are broken by use of property. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Lanchester area assumptions like service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a conversion built Slate. What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including penetrating damp affect many stone-walled homes. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Banks Group, Inkerman House, St John

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