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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Petworth

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Petworth

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Petworth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Petworth

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Petworth and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Petworth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Petworth property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Petworth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Petworth building survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Petworth subsidence might be an issue. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear suddenly could indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look out for if planning to buy an extended house in Petworth inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home. The value of homes tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected advise whether the building looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Petworth and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Petworth property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Petworth property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Petworth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. Which types of asbestos are a concern and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including textured coatings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in water tanks.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to move the asbestos and expert advice should be sought immediately. On no account attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Petworth building survey. Surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should inform you of the options.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Petworth subsidence might be an issue. What subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. Generally, a builder will return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear suddenly could indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look out for if planning to buy an extended house in Petworth inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are governed by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of local area factors and the bearing may have on the home. The value of homes tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors are expected advise whether the building looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unconsented modifications to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative.

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