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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 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.

House Prices

There is a house in New Forest. What factors will New Forest chartered surveyor consider when estimating house prices in New Forest ?

There is a near endless list of things that can affect house prices, for example the quality of nearby schools or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. .

An sensible way to get an impartial home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am intending to acquire, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a New Forest survey report on electrical defects?

When preparing a Building Survey in New Forest the home surveyor should report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. A professional surveyor should also focus on issues like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Are there any factors I should on guard for if planning to buy a home in New Forest inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any relation they have on the building. The value of homes is usually significantly higher owing to them retaining their original character.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of your New Forest Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments to the building may be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

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.

House Prices

There is a house in New Forest. What factors will New Forest chartered surveyor consider when estimating house prices in New Forest ?

There is a near endless list of things that can affect house prices, for example the quality of nearby schools or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. .

An sensible way to get an impartial home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am intending to acquire, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system; will a New Forest survey report on electrical defects?

When preparing a Building Survey in New Forest the home surveyor should report on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. A professional surveyor should also focus on issues like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Are there any factors I should on guard for if planning to buy a home in New Forest inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any relation they have on the building. The value of homes is usually significantly higher owing to them retaining their original character.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of your New Forest Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Out of keeping adjustments to the building may be advised, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

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