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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my intended property purchase in Piccadilly?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Piccadilly

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Piccadilly

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Piccadilly) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Piccadilly

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Piccadilly and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Piccadilly property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Piccadilly property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Piccadilly Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that rotten beams had been a concern - What will our home surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes may be exposed to problems like wet rot. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to eaves. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in the local area can provide one.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Piccadilly that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Piccadilly Homebuyer Reports can discover defects for example, water trapped under paint.

Another example of problems could be when moisture enters beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Fixing problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we expect to purchase We noticed that there is old wiring; will a Piccadilly survey advise on the electrical system condition?

When preparing a Building Survey in Piccadilly the surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a poor state. This should include a by sight inspection of the open sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. the location of the fuse board or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Piccadilly .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that an electrical check be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Piccadilly and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Piccadilly property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Piccadilly property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Piccadilly Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that rotten beams had been a concern - What will our home surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is often asked by house purchasers who know that homes may be exposed to problems like wet rot. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ceiling joists to eaves. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor in the local area can provide one.



Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Piccadilly that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Piccadilly Homebuyer Reports can discover defects for example, water trapped under paint.

Another example of problems could be when moisture enters beneath sills which causes the render detaching. Fixing problems with stucco may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the building we expect to purchase We noticed that there is old wiring; will a Piccadilly survey advise on the electrical system condition?

When preparing a Building Survey in Piccadilly the surveyor will report on the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a poor state. This should include a by sight inspection of the open sections of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. the location of the fuse board or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of switch gear. Inspecting the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will form part of the Homebuyer report in Piccadilly .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend that an electrical check be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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