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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 Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Milnthorpe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Milnthorpe

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Milnthorpe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Milnthorpe

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Milnthorpe and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Milnthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Milnthorpe property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Milnthorpe Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Milnthorpe are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert,

where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the home's construction. One example would be a damp, rotten door frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey consider water damage?

Flooding in Milnthorpe can cause severe damage to both contents and property, 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, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Milnthorpe area likely to affect the Milnthorpe house also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Milnthorpe will consider any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and South Lakeland Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Milnthorpe and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Milnthorpe property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Milnthorpe property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Milnthorpe Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Window frame

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give examples of an red light rating defects affecting windows?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Milnthorpe are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert,



where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the home's construction. One example would be a damp, rotten door frame. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey consider water damage?

Flooding in Milnthorpe can cause severe damage to both contents and property, 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, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Milnthorpe area likely to affect the Milnthorpe house also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the seller, but this information may not be accurate.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a house close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveyors in Milnthorpe will consider any structural problems linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological database and South Lakeland Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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