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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 Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potswood

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potswood

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Potswood) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potswood

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is typically 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 have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Potswood and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potswood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Potswood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Potswood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board for example.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to remove it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Potswood survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to do the full structural survey when considering a dilapidated forties house in Potswood as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and and has been re-titled by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. Choose the Building Survey for the property you describe. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Potswood house made out of standard construction materials and methods. You should be aware of several provisos exist with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

House Prices

There is a property located in SO14 with an asking price of £114, 954. What will the qualified surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Potswood on a Home Survey ?

Any number of issues that can affect the price of property like the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether there are any original features. One method is to set against flat values achieved in the area for comparable properties. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £126, 454, which is £11, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay (£192, 752 was the blended house/flat average). Pinehurst, 31, Flat 3, Winn Road, Southampton, Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1WB was purchased for £145, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Potswood and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potswood property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Potswood property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Potswood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of white asbestos pipe insulation being found in the flat. What is asbestos and are there any risks?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as duct connectors.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in insulating board for example.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to remove it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Potswood survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos and will advise accordingly.



Building Surveys on houses

Do I need to do the full structural survey when considering a dilapidated forties house in Potswood as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often referred to as a Full Structural Survey by some, it is now defunct and and has been re-titled by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the proper name is actually now the Building Survey. Choose the Building Survey for the property you describe. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a mid century or later unmodified Potswood house made out of standard construction materials and methods. You should be aware of several provisos exist with any survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

House Prices

There is a property located in SO14 with an asking price of £114, 954. What will the qualified surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Potswood on a Home Survey ?

Any number of issues that can affect the price of property like the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether there are any original features. One method is to set against flat values achieved in the area for comparable properties. The mean flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £126, 454, which is £11, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay (£192, 752 was the blended house/flat average). Pinehurst, 31, Flat 3, Winn Road, Southampton, Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1WB was purchased for £145, 000 .

The most accurate way to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

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