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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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What building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Limbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Limbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Limbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Limbury

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney guidelines for upkeep for the Tudor house we are purchasing? Is age a factor?

Brick-constructed homes feature several advantages. However, they can also indicate both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Gratino Joe of 54 Greenlea Court, Huddersfield, HD5 8QA on 01484 543558.

A number of styles of brick building have been used for centuries. E.g. Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Limbury property will contain a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate the surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider materials used and use key assumptions like there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Limbury environmental problems like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't 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.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I order a full structural survey when investing in a neglected sixties cottage in Limbury as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly, and incorrectly, called a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer available has actually been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should plump for a Building Survey for the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later Limbury house assembled from standard building materials. You should be aware of certain caveats exist with a Building Survey because a qualified RICS surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they look into the internal condition of chimneys.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick chimney guidelines for upkeep for the Tudor house we are purchasing? Is age a factor?

Brick-constructed homes feature several advantages. However, they can also indicate both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Gratino Joe of 54 Greenlea Court, Huddersfield, HD5 8QA on 01484 543558.

A number of styles of brick building have been used for centuries. E.g. Flemish bond, featuring alternating long and short faces of bricks. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Limbury property will contain a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost estimate. When calculating an accurate value estimate the surveyor will combine local property market knowledge and other factors relating to the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider materials used and use key assumptions like there being no serious defects. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of communal grounds or connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Limbury environmental problems like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't 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.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I order a full structural survey when investing in a neglected sixties cottage in Limbury as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly, and incorrectly, called a Full Structural Survey by many home buyers, it is no longer available has actually been given a new name by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. You should plump for a Building Survey for the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later Limbury house assembled from standard building materials. You should be aware of certain caveats exist with a Building Survey because a qualified RICS surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the structure of the property nor can they look into the internal condition of chimneys.

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