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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Locks Heath

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Locks Heath

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Locks Heath) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard , for example timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Locks Heath

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Locks Heath and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Locks Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Locks Heath property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Locks Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

My partner and I are would like to buying a flat in SO31. The vendor is asking £141, 258. What factors will local surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Locks Heath ?

Any number of issues that can impact on house prices, for example the total square meterage of the home or the height of ceilings. It often helps to benchmark prices values recorded in Locks Heath for similar properties. The mean flat price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £133, 458, which is £7, 800 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The house/flat average was £234, 423. 2, Elsanta Crescent, Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 4FS a leasehold maisonette sold for £136, 000 .

The only way to get an independent home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when considering an apartment ?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. If you are intending to buy an unusual Locks Heath house, for example an unloved apartment - the Building Survey is the most suitable choice of home survey. It provides in depth and often serious details in relation to the houses construction along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection. There will be certain limitations with any survey to bear in mind insofar as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Locks Heath apartment such as removing secured panels. Boundary walls and fences will typically be reported on on the Locks Heath property survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on a property is not given the attention it deserves. If you have only seen the residence in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include spalling on walls around drainage.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Locks Heath and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Locks Heath property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Locks Heath property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Locks Heath Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

My partner and I are would like to buying a flat in SO31. The vendor is asking £141, 258. What factors will local surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Locks Heath ?

Any number of issues that can impact on house prices, for example the total square meterage of the home or the height of ceilings. It often helps to benchmark prices values recorded in Locks Heath for similar properties. The mean flat price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £133, 458, which is £7, 800 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The house/flat average was £234, 423. 2, Elsanta Crescent, Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 4FS a leasehold maisonette sold for £136, 000 .



The only way to get an independent home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying more for a full structural survey when considering an apartment ?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. If you are intending to buy an unusual Locks Heath house, for example an unloved apartment - the Building Survey is the most suitable choice of home survey. It provides in depth and often serious details in relation to the houses construction along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection. There will be certain limitations with any survey to bear in mind insofar as a chartered surveyor is not able to open up the fabric of the of the Locks Heath apartment such as removing secured panels. Boundary walls and fences will typically be reported on on the Locks Heath property survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect can high levels of rainfall have on a house? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the impact rainfall can have on a property is not given the attention it deserves. If you have only seen the residence in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include spalling on walls around drainage.

Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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