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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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What Survey is right for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Red Lodge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Red Lodge

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Red Lodge) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Red Lodge

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Red Lodge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Red Lodge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Red Lodge property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Red Lodge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Red Lodge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s Red Lodge house with stone walls. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built property can be higher than for more standard. Defects such as deteriorating bedding affect many stone-walled property.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Red Lodge should be able to supply local stone.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Red Lodge building survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a maisonette next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Red Lodge will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and St Edmundsbury Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Red Lodge and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Red Lodge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Red Lodge property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Red Lodge property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Red Lodge Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1830s Red Lodge house with stone walls. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

The cost of upkeep for stone-built property can be higher than for more standard. Defects such as deteriorating bedding affect many stone-walled property.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.



The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Red Lodge should be able to supply local stone.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned that there could be asbestos cement sheets at the building. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials for example ceiling material.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in ceiling boards. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Red Lodge building survey. However they will mention suspected asbestos and should offer advice.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about if buying a maisonette next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. non-hazardous waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Red Lodge will notice structural issues linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and St Edmundsbury Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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