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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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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 Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Penkridge

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Penkridge

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Penkridge) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Penkridge

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Penkridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penkridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Penkridge property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penkridge property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penkridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Penkridge go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, not to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Penkridge HomeBuyer report. Your Penkridge surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Penkridge, and will the building survey search for signs of flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding damage, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The alert level for the River Penk at Penkridge, near to Penkridge , was recently set by the Environment Agency on 27 Nov 2012.

*This information correct - 04/01/13

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Sussex bond maintenance tips - can you assist? Does brick decay faster in Penkridge weather?

Brick-constructed homes demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate several common problems. These can include efflorescence or spalling. One particularly serious issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Hewitt Mark at 145 Barn La, Solihull, B92 7LY should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07973 700976.

Penkridge home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Penkridge and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Penkridge property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the Penkridge property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Penkridge property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Penkridge Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos coatings spayed on beams at the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the HomeBuyer Report in Penkridge go into it?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials such as central heating flues. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, not to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Penkridge HomeBuyer report. Your Penkridge surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will suggest further investigation.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Penkridge, and will the building survey search for signs of flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of flooding damage, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the Home Buyers Survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the residence or on adjacent sites. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

The alert level for the River Penk at Penkridge, near to Penkridge , was recently set by the Environment Agency on 27 Nov 2012.

*This information correct - 04/01/13

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for Sussex bond maintenance tips - can you assist? Does brick decay faster in Penkridge weather?

Brick-constructed homes demonstrate several benefits. However, they can also indicate several common problems. These can include efflorescence or spalling. One particularly serious issue is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Hewitt Mark at 145 Barn La, Solihull, B92 7LY should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 07973 700976.

Penkridge home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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