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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Portslade

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Portslade

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Portslade) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Portslade

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Portslade and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Portslade property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Portslade property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portslade Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that bowing had been a concern - What advice would the surveyor in Portslade give in their report?

Property in and around Portslade in otherwise fine condition could feature damage to the roof, including. From purlins to wind braces, all aspects of the roof should be reported on, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Portslade, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder with a good reference should be able to assist with a quote.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there may be a danger of white asbestos ceilings in existence at the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards for example.

All forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Portslade and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Portslade property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Portslade property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Portslade Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent said that bowing had been a concern - What advice would the surveyor in Portslade give in their report?

Property in and around Portslade in otherwise fine condition could feature damage to the roof, including. From purlins to wind braces, all aspects of the roof should be reported on, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Portslade, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder with a good reference should be able to assist with a quote.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will my House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there may be a danger of white asbestos ceilings in existence at the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials including ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in ceiling boards for example.

All forms are carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

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