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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pound Hill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pound Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Pound Hill) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pound Hill

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Pound Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Pound Hill property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Pound Hill property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Pound Hill Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

On a Pound Hill HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. Broken door glazing, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to purchase in Pound Hill, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the Pound Hill surveyor check for possible flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and property buyers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Pound Hill property, such as via door frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

The Environment Agency state that no recent warnings have been for Pound Hill.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Pound Hill home survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Pound Hill and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Pound Hill property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Pound Hill property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Pound Hill Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

On a Pound Hill HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

The surveyor will confirm that all external doors work where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. Broken door glazing, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.



Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to purchase in Pound Hill, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the Pound Hill surveyor check for possible flood damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and property buyers and owners are understandably concerned.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Pound Hill property, such as via door frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

The Environment Agency state that no recent warnings have been for Pound Hill.

*Information accurate 04/01/13

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent has mentioned there might be asbestos wall panelling concealed in the flat. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks, what are the remedial options and Should I be worried?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to move asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Pound Hill home survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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