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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marks Gate

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marks Gate

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Marks Gate) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marks Gate

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Marks Gate and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Marks Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Marks Gate property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Marks Gate property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Marks Gate House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I am intending to buy I saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Marks Gate a RICS surveyor will add detail on the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also give detail on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by

an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Marks Gate.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). Always seek nearby Marks Gate advice on electrical systems - Holmes P , 92 Hillfoot Rd, Romford, RM5 3LS .

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas connected installations, for instance the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or housings will not however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Damaged Render

What will my Marks Gate Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Marks Gate that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually a type of render. Commonly it is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is very aesthetic and is/was found on Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Marks Gate Building Surveys sometimes highlight any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems could be when water under windows which results in detachment. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Marks Gate and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Marks Gate property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Marks Gate property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Marks Gate property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Marks Gate House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I am intending to buy I saw that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a surveyor write anything on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Marks Gate a RICS surveyor will add detail on the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor state. A Home surveyor should also give detail on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by



an electrician on the property being surveyed should form part of the Homebuyer report in Marks Gate.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if letting). Always seek nearby Marks Gate advice on electrical systems - Holmes P , 92 Hillfoot Rd, Romford, RM5 3LS .

Gas flame

Will the RICS chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

The chartered surveyor will visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas connected installations, for instance the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or housings will not however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Damaged Render

What will my Marks Gate Surveyor look out for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) home in Marks Gate that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually a type of render. Commonly it is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is very aesthetic and is/was found on Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Marks Gate Building Surveys sometimes highlight any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the mortar lines between the brick.

Another example of problems could be when water under windows which results in detachment. Re-applying Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

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