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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lower Clapton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lower Clapton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Lower Clapton) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lower Clapton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lower Clapton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Lower Clapton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Lower Clapton property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Lower Clapton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lower Clapton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lower Clapton property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the report. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will factor in awareness of the Lower Clapton property market and other things relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Lower Clapton surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey won't 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. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any compromising legal

issues like no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Lower Clapton assumptions, such as access to a flat or service connections, are made as well as any significant Lower Clapton environmental issues like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that wet rot had been a concern. Will access to the property's roof be a problem?

This is a common concern for buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Lower Clapton contractor can provide one.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Lower Clapton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is often found on Regency homes. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems such as dampness trapped behind paint

Another example of problems may be when moisture below DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Lower Clapton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Lower Clapton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Lower Clapton property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Lower Clapton property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Lower Clapton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Lower Clapton property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the report. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will factor in awareness of the Lower Clapton property market and other things relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Lower Clapton surveyor will also consider construction methods and use other assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey won't 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. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any compromising legal



issues like no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Lower Clapton assumptions, such as access to a flat or service connections, are made as well as any significant Lower Clapton environmental issues like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that wet rot had been a concern. Will access to the property's roof be a problem?

This is a common concern for buyers with a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing woes, like sagging beams. Any part of the roof or loft, such as valley gutters, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Lower Clapton contractor can provide one.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated regency home in Lower Clapton that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really dense render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is often found on Regency homes. it can be problematic and Surveyors sometimes detail any number of problems such as dampness trapped behind paint

Another example of problems may be when moisture below DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

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