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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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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.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmhouse in Merriott. What effect will the house's design have on maintenance?

Many purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a farmstead. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If the building you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for further advice.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Merriott home. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Merriott home's foundations, forcing them inward. A Merriott surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Merriott. Can a building survey investigate indications of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Merriott and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Merriott enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The home surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmhouse in Merriott. What effect will the house's design have on maintenance?

Many purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a farmstead. Vernacular architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Grade I listed property. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If the building you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for further advice.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Merriott home. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Merriott home's foundations, forcing them inward. A Merriott surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Small areas of very dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Merriott. Can a building survey investigate indications of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Merriott and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Merriott enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The home surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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