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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pratts Bottom

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pratts Bottom

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Pratts Bottom) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. mundic properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pratts Bottom

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pratts Bottom and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Pratts Bottom property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Pratts Bottom property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Pratts Bottom Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a farmstead in Pratts Bottom. Will the age of the property be a problem?

Some buyers in Pratts Bottom would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. For traditionally-built Pratts Bottom property, age, however, can be problematic. Pratts Bottom property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Pratts Bottom listed buildings. Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report in Pratts Bottom will include a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Pratts Bottom market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions like no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further Pratts Bottom assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for structures in Pratts Bottom. Can a Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Pratts Bottom surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pratts Bottom and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Pratts Bottom property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Pratts Bottom property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Pratts Bottom Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a farmstead in Pratts Bottom. Will the age of the property be a problem?

Some buyers in Pratts Bottom would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. For traditionally-built Pratts Bottom property, age, however, can be problematic. Pratts Bottom property showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Pratts Bottom listed buildings. Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report in Pratts Bottom will include a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Pratts Bottom market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions like no contamination in or from ground. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Further Pratts Bottom assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for structures in Pratts Bottom. Can a Home Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a house. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Pratts Bottom surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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