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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What Survey is right for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northfields

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northfields

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Northfields) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northfields

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Northfields and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Northfields property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northfields Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. A taut asphalt roof due to shrinkage, for example, is included in Section E. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Northfields house. Red, amber and green ratings give purchasers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about vermin. Should we get a house surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for pests may include traps. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will pair area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Northfields surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Northfields and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northfields property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, you should you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Northfields property's state of repair as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northfields Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In the HomeBuyer Report what can 'E2 - Roof coverings' cover?

Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. A taut asphalt roof due to shrinkage, for example, is included in Section E. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Northfields house. Red, amber and green ratings give purchasers indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about vermin. Should we get a house surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for pests may include traps. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation and a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will pair area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Northfields surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental issues like pig farms, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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