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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Langstone

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Langstone

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Langstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Langstone

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Langstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Langstone property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Langstone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Langstone which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a type of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement) to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Langstone sometimes focus on defects such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems may be dear as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

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

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the Langstone property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed.

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 surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any costly legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Langstone area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental issues like local industry, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it and professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Langstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Langstone property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Langstone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Langstone which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a type of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency homes. It is similar to mortar (sand and cement) to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Langstone sometimes focus on defects such as when it is faced with constant driving rain which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems may be dear as renderers are getting more difficult to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

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

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will take into account awareness of the Langstone property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed.

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 surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any costly legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Langstone area assumptions like services, are made in addition to local environmental issues like local industry, also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Finding asbestos does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to displace it and professional advice must be taken without delay. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. However they will report on suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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