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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property in Pratts Bottom we plan to buy - Do we need a surveyor?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include insecticides.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with West Cornwall granite. Are there specific problems to consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Peakmoor Sandstone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built Pratts Bottom homes can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

House Prices

We are intend to be acquiring a property in Pratts Bottom (BR6) for an asking price of £176, 733. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Pratts Bottom ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 333, which is £18, 400 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £434, 682. 76A, Edgewood Drive, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, BR6 6LH a leasehold apartment recently sold for £177, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the property in Pratts Bottom we plan to buy - Do we need a surveyor?

Buyers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include insecticides.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with West Cornwall granite. Are there specific problems to consider, and what does the survey cover?

From Peakmoor Sandstone to Hall Dale Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Problems which impact stone-built Pratts Bottom homes can vary greatly, with issues like cracks being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

House Prices

We are intend to be acquiring a property in Pratts Bottom (BR6) for an asking price of £176, 733. What will a local surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Pratts Bottom ?

There is a vast array of things that can add to or subtract from property values e.g. the amount of ground rent payable or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to set against prices registered at the Land Registry for similar properties. The average flat price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 333, which is £18, 400 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £434, 682. 76A, Edgewood Drive, Orpington, Bromley, Greater London, BR6 6LH a leasehold apartment recently sold for £177, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

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