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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Defective door frame

In a Potswood HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Potswood home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. External

doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Broken door glazing would be reported here, for example.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in Potswood have considered buying a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Structures built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below warned us that access to the attic could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the attic will be looked into for the survey?

Local property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like dry rot. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to sheathing. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Potswood, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Potswood contractor can provide an estimate.

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.

Defective door frame

In a Potswood HomeBuyer Report, what could a Condition Rating 1 mean for outside doors?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Potswood home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. External



doors are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included. Broken door glazing would be reported here, for example.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Many buyers in Potswood have considered buying a house with personality, like a cottage. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Structures built with traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below warned us that access to the attic could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the attic will be looked into for the survey?

Local property in otherwise fine condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like dry rot. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from roof battens to sheathing. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Potswood, but it is a health and safety necessity. A Potswood contractor can provide an estimate.

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