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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 intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Old Woking

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Old Woking

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Old Woking) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Old Woking

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Old Woking and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Old Woking property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the Old Woking property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Old Woking property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Old Woking House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods for example.

All forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Chimney stacks

For the Old Woking HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Efflorescence on the chimney stack would be reported here, for example. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Old Woking house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Old Woking home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Old Woking building will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will take into account local Old Woking market factors and other factors about the property e.g. state of repair Your Old Woking surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered.

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

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Old Woking and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Old Woking property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the Old Woking property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Old Woking property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Old Woking House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be asbestos ceilings at the apartment. Is this a major concern?

Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example soil vent pipes. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in rain water goods for example.

All forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.



Chimney stacks

For the Old Woking HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are inspected visually using binoculars if access to the roof cannot be arranged. Efflorescence on the chimney stack would be reported here, for example. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Old Woking house. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Old Woking home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Old Woking building will include a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will take into account local Old Woking market factors and other factors about the property e.g. state of repair Your Old Woking surveyor will also consider construction methods and will use key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like flood plains, also being considered.

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

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