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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Little Hampton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Little Hampton

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Little Hampton) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Little Hampton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Little Hampton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Little Hampton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Little Hampton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Little Hampton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits in upgrading to a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a converted house?

Albeit recurrently (incorrectly) described as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers, they have been replaced by RICS Building Survey The Building Survey is now the best choice when buying an unusual property, for example an extended Little Hampton house. The formal report will provide critical details on the property's condition and any important technical details,

following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. You can compare home buyers surveys in Little Hampton - click here.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old farmstead. Will the house's age be an issue?

Many buyers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. For traditionally-built Little Hampton property, age, however, can be problematic. Little Hampton structures built using traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home in Little Hampton but are worried about pests. Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as carpet beetle larvae as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to pest problems can include use of insecticides. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Little Hampton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Little Hampton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Little Hampton property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Little Hampton Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits in upgrading to a full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a converted house?

Albeit recurrently (incorrectly) described as Full Structural Surveys by house buyers, they have been replaced by RICS Building Survey The Building Survey is now the best choice when buying an unusual property, for example an extended Little Hampton house. The formal report will provide critical details on the property's condition and any important technical details,



following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. You can compare home buyers surveys in Little Hampton - click here.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing an old farmstead. Will the house's age be an issue?

Many buyers plan to buy a unique or characterful property. For traditionally-built Little Hampton property, age, however, can be problematic. Little Hampton structures built using traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home in Little Hampton but are worried about pests. Will a chartered surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as carpet beetle larvae as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to pest problems can include use of insecticides. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

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