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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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 should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maryland

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maryland

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Maryland) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maryland

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Maryland and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Maryland property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Maryland property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Maryland Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to look out for if buying an extended house in Maryland in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Maryland need to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation may have with the home. Values tends to be enhanced which is down to them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are trained to report whether the property looks to be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Maryland Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your solicitor.

Unapproved changes to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Maryland building we plan to buy. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Homes are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Maryland and are looking for buildings built from handmade bricks. What suggestions can a property surveyor in Maryland make? What impact do Maryland environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed residential property in Maryland feature several advantages, but they can also experience both minor and serious issues. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with repair advice also supplied. One frequently reported defect is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Bennetts Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Acorns Croft/Burnthurst La, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9QA or 01926 633696.

One example is Scottish bond or stretcher bond may be used in the construction of residential property in Maryland.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Maryland and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Maryland property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Maryland property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Maryland Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I would need to look out for if buying an extended house in Maryland in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Maryland need to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation may have with the home. Values tends to be enhanced which is down to them being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are trained to report whether the property looks to be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Maryland Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised by your solicitor.



Unapproved changes to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Maryland building we plan to buy. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Homes are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Maryland and are looking for buildings built from handmade bricks. What suggestions can a property surveyor in Maryland make? What impact do Maryland environmental conditions have?

Brick-constructed residential property in Maryland feature several advantages, but they can also experience both minor and serious issues. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report, with repair advice also supplied. One frequently reported defect is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Bennetts Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at Acorns Croft/Burnthurst La, Princethorpe, Rugby, CV23 9QA or 01926 633696.

One example is Scottish bond or stretcher bond may be used in the construction of residential property in Maryland.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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