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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Brighton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Brighton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Brighton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Brighton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in New Brighton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the New Brighton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the New Brighton property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a New Brighton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the New Brighton HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a New Brighton home. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as cracks along the lounge floor.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in New Brighton. What will we need to investigate when buying an old building? What impact will the building's construction have on maintenance?

Many purchasers hope to own property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and New Brighton property built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive 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 New Brighton listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage built Slate. What factors should we be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including stone faces affect many stone-walled New Brighton houses. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in New Brighton should be able to supply local stone.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in New Brighton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the New Brighton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the New Brighton property's general condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a New Brighton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will the New Brighton HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a New Brighton home. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects, such as cracks along the lounge floor.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



Traditionally built property

We are buying in New Brighton. What will we need to investigate when buying an old building? What impact will the building's construction have on maintenance?

Many purchasers hope to own property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can sometimes be an issue, and New Brighton property built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive 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 New Brighton listed buildings. This may increase the importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. Speak to your property surveyor for further advice.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a cottage built Slate. What factors should we be aware of?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including stone faces affect many stone-walled New Brighton houses. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, which may also require attention. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in New Brighton should be able to supply local stone.

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