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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 building survey should I pick for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Forest

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Forest

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in New Forest) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Forest

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Forest and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Forest property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the New Forest property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant New Forest Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. The New Forest local surveyor won't remove any external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

New Forest Homebuyer Reports a property valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will should use in depth understanding of the New Forest market and other factors relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no major problems. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further New Forest conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a property in New Forest - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by New Forest home buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From ceiling joists to dormer windows, the whole roof will be considered. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by badly installed felting.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A New Forest builder with professional accreditation can provide a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in New Forest and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the New Forest property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give a more detailed analysis of the New Forest property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant New Forest Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. The New Forest local surveyor won't remove any external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests whatsoever on the serviceability of the system. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it can be hazardous, should you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

New Forest Homebuyer Reports a property valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will should use in depth understanding of the New Forest market and other factors relating to the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no major problems. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further New Forest conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like the area being prone to flooding, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a property in New Forest - What should we do about roof repairs?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by New Forest home buyers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes, like missing tiles. From ceiling joists to dormer windows, the whole roof will be considered. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by badly installed felting.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A New Forest builder with professional accreditation can provide a quote.

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