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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Meliden

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Meliden

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Meliden) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Meliden

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meliden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Meliden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Meliden property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meliden Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house - Do we need a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Meliden surveyor.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a home?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rain can have on a house is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Meliden and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Meliden property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Meliden property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Meliden Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house - Do we need a property surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include professional cleaning and removal or excision of affected timber.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Meliden surveyor.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should damp weather have on a home?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact rain can have on a house is not given the attention it deserves. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of asbestos pipe insulation situated in the property. What is asbestos and does the surveyor look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials such as soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

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