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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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Which Survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Queensbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Queensbury

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Queensbury) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Queensbury

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Queensbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Queensbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Queensbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Queensbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 17th Century coast house in Queensbury. What impact will the home's slate roof have on repairs?

For traditionally-built Queensbury property, age can often be problematic. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Queensbury house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

A fairly common example may be efflorescence. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. 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 each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Queensbury home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Queensbury residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Queensbury with Doulting stone walls. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for Queensbury buildings with stone walls. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled Queensbury buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Queensbury and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Queensbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Queensbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Queensbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 17th Century coast house in Queensbury. What impact will the home's slate roof have on repairs?

For traditionally-built Queensbury property, age can often be problematic. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional materials, which could make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.



External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Queensbury house what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

A fairly common example may be efflorescence. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. 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 each defect requires attention. A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Queensbury home being surveyed does not need urgent attention. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Queensbury residence, omitting sections as necessary.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Queensbury with Doulting stone walls. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for Queensbury buildings with stone walls. Issues including mould affect many stone-walled Queensbury buildings. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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