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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Overton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Overton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Overton) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Overton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Overton and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Overton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Overton property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Overton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Overton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Overton property will include a property valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To estimate the market value the surveyor will pair awareness of the Overton property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes

that there are no compromising legal issues like no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any Overton environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Window frame

In a Overton HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Ineffective window drip caps is an example of this. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would the surveyor give for a residence with brick chimney?

Brick-constructed converted property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be affected by numerous defects, ranging from spalling to frost damage. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report and suggest potential remedies. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Newman Geriant at 2/Ashleigh Gr/Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AG should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01685 370106.

Buyers in Overton should consider that a number of styles can be found across Overton. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Overton and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Overton property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications on the Overton property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Overton property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Overton Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Overton property will include a property valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. To estimate the market value the surveyor will pair awareness of the Overton property market and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes



that there are no compromising legal issues like no problematic restrictions. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made in addition to any Overton environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Window frame

In a Overton HomeBuyer Report what effect can a an amber light rating have on 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Ineffective window drip caps is an example of this. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay. This may not be urgent, however. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What advice would the surveyor give for a residence with brick chimney?

Brick-constructed converted property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be affected by numerous defects, ranging from spalling to frost damage. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report and suggest potential remedies. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Newman Geriant at 2/Ashleigh Gr/Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AG should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01685 370106.

Buyers in Overton should consider that a number of styles can be found across Overton. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

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