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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ovingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ovingham

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ovingham) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ovingham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ovingham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ovingham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ovingham property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Ovingham House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the mid-century home we intend to lease We noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Ovingham survey write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Ovingham Home Survey the surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state of repair. Your surveyor should also provide detail on things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. heaters. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Ovingham.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Ovingham .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a PIR be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes create issues for purchasers? What should we look in to?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Naylor Hill Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Ovingham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ovingham residential property what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Undersized downspouts is an example.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ovingham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Ovingham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ovingham property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Ovingham House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the mid-century home we intend to lease We noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Ovingham survey write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Ovingham Home Survey the surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous state of repair. Your surveyor should also provide detail on things like ascertaining the condition of any fitted electrical appliances, e.g. heaters. Looking at any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey in Ovingham.

Verifying the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Ovingham .



The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a PIR be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled homes create issues for purchasers? What should we look in to?

From Rockingstone Sandstone to Naylor Hill Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Ovingham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ovingham residential property what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Undersized downspouts is an example.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property buyers a clear understanding of to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance.

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