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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oval

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oval

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oval) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this survey for unconventional , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oval

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate gutters? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked by purchasers. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s property with stone walls. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Gas flame

Will a Oval surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. However, the Oval surveyor won't actually remove external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oval and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oval property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Oval property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oval property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Oval Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate gutters? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, rain and the effect it can have on a residence are overlooked by purchasers. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1880s property with stone walls. Are there specific matters to consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Gas flame

Will a Oval surveyor give details on the safety of the gas supply?

Yes. Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters at the property, as well as gas affiliated installations e.g. the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. However, the Oval surveyor won't actually remove external fittings and won't run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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