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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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What Survey should I select for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rayners Lane

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rayners Lane

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rayners Lane) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rayners Lane

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rayners Lane and which is cheaper?

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

If the Rayners Lane property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Rayners Lane property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Rayners Lane Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I conduct a full structural survey when investing in a extended Edwardian townhouse in Rayners Lane rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically still described as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and has been given a new moniker by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Rayners Lane house assembled from typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. We would suggest that you choose a Building Survey for the house you are considering.

There are one or two limitations exist with any residential survey - the surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually check out the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance the possibility of asbestos. If there are any fittings they will not however be taken off. Gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Rayners Lane. Does a Rayners Lane Property Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. Issues range from groundwater level variations to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Rayners Lane, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rayners Lane and which is cheaper?

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

If the Rayners Lane property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Rayners Lane property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Rayners Lane Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I conduct a full structural survey when investing in a extended Edwardian townhouse in Rayners Lane rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Periodically still described as the Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, it is no longer available and has been given a new moniker by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the correct term is now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Rayners Lane house assembled from typical construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. We would suggest that you choose a Building Survey for the house you are considering.

There are one or two limitations exist with any residential survey - the surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house or survey where hatches are over 3m above ground.



Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

A qualified surveyor will visually check out the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas related fixtures, for instance the possibility of asbestos. If there are any fittings they will not however be taken off. Gas is potentially hazardous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Rayners Lane. Does a Rayners Lane Property Survey discuss soil composition the report? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

The content of soil around the foundations of a property will have an impact. Issues range from groundwater level variations to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Rayners Lane, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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