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Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Nottingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Nottingham

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Nottingham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Nottingham

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Nottingham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Nottingham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Nottingham property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Nottingham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Nottingham building will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To fully consider the market value your independent surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Nottingham market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

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

Additional local Nottingham area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will the House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from groundwater level variations to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open living room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Nottingham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a property close to Bestwood Colliery Engine House , will this affect the property's value?

Bestwood Colliery Engine House is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. Other local sites of interest include Castle Hill, Caves At Drury Hill, Cellar Under No 8 and Castle Gate.. A RICS valuer will include all local factors during the homebuyer report in Nottingham. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Bestwood Colliery Engine House.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Nottingham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Nottingham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Nottingham property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Nottingham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Nottingham building will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To fully consider the market value your independent surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Nottingham market and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no damaging materials.

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



Additional local Nottingham area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 30s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the source of maintenance problems? Will the House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Issues range from groundwater level variations to soil swelling, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like a hard-to-open living room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. There is a real benefit in booking a Nottingham surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Small areas of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a property close to Bestwood Colliery Engine House , will this affect the property's value?

Bestwood Colliery Engine House is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the desirability of an area. Other local sites of interest include Castle Hill, Caves At Drury Hill, Cellar Under No 8 and Castle Gate.. A RICS valuer will include all local factors during the homebuyer report in Nottingham. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Bestwood Colliery Engine House.

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Recent Nottingham Surveyor Reports

  • Structural Movement discovered at this property

    By Scott Oke September 27th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey on a detached home we noted a number of severe localised cracks alerting us that the building had undergone a general degree of movement (subsidence). The most important question when finding evidence of movement is to ascertain whether the movement is on...