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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Little Burstead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Little Burstead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Little Burstead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Little Burstead

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Burstead and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Burstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Little Burstead property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Little Burstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Little Burstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is found on Georgian properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Little Burstead Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Little Burstead property with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the property surveyor in Little Burstead give in their report?

Residences in Little Burstead that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to issues with the roof like. From valley gutters to decking, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and also a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the market value the surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Little Burstead market as well as other factors about the property for instance: size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as access to a flat or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Little Burstead environmental issues like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Little Burstead and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Little Burstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Little Burstead property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Little Burstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Little Burstead that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very appealing and is found on Georgian properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Little Burstead Home Buyers Suveys commonly show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp needing repair. Other potential problems might include when the stucco is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering problems may be expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Little Burstead property with a loft conversion, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the property surveyor in Little Burstead give in their report?

Residences in Little Burstead that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to issues with the roof like. From valley gutters to decking, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder for the job itself.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and also a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain the market value the surveyor will use in depth understanding of the Little Burstead market as well as other factors about the property for instance: size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as access to a flat or the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant Little Burstead environmental issues like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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