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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leominster

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leominster

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leominster) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leominster

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Leominster and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Leominster property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Leominster property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leominster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a home - What should we do?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pests may include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Traditionally built property

We are buying an old converted cow-house. Will the house's age be a problem?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. For traditionally-built Leominster property, age, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Constructed in the 16th century, Church Street, Forbury Chapel in Leominster is a good example of a Medieval chapel.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate the valuation your chartered surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not 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. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any major legal problems for example there being no outstanding claims. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Additional local Leominster area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like Leominster planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Leominster and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Leominster property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Leominster property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Leominster Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will bugs affect the purchase price of a home - What should we do?

Scare stories about building pest problems are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pests may include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



Traditionally built property

We are buying an old converted cow-house. Will the house's age be a problem?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. For traditionally-built Leominster property, age, however, can create difficulties for an owner, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can create disruption for new owners. Constructed in the 16th century, Church Street, Forbury Chapel in Leominster is a good example of a Medieval chapel.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To estimate the valuation your chartered surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions such as there are no hazardous materials.

A Building Survey does not 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. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any major legal problems for example there being no outstanding claims. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Additional local Leominster area conjectures, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like Leominster planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

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