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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Merriott

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Merriott

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Merriott) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Merriott

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Merriott and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Merriott property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Merriott property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Merriott Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I am intending to move into I saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does the Merriott surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Merriott your surveyor will typically comment on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A Home surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as where to find the meter or checking the condition of a sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of any recent PIR conducted

by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Merriott.

The IEE advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Merriott.

Stucco is a kind of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar in its constituency. It used to have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Merriott Building Surveys can focus on defects e.g. when it is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems can be dear as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider guttering? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Merriott and across the country, but damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Merriott are rarely paid due attention. For example, rotten roofing elements will likely suggest that the gutters are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Merriott and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Merriott property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Merriott property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Merriott Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the mid-century home I am intending to move into I saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does the Merriott surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Merriott your surveyor will typically comment on the electrics if it is apparent that they are in a poor state of repair. A Home surveyor should also potential areas for concern such as where to find the meter or checking the condition of a sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of any recent PIR conducted



by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Merriott.

The IEE advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Damaged Render

What defects will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco coated Victorian house in Merriott.

Stucco is a kind of render. Commonly stucco is layered over brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster or mortar in its constituency. It used to have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Merriott Building Surveys can focus on defects e.g. when it is exposed to driving rain which gets saturated and thus prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems might result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying Stucco problems can be dear as craftsmen are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider guttering? Could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Merriott and across the country, but damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Merriott are rarely paid due attention. For example, rotten roofing elements will likely suggest that the gutters are damaged. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

Luckily, guttering issues are usually easy to remedy, unless they are not cleared out regularly. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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