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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Redland

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Redland

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Redland) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Redland

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Redland and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Redland property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Redland property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Redland Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are interested to lease, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Redland the surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a poor state. Your surveyor is trained to report on issues like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Redland property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Redland surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor look at the condition of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the condition of the meter for example, in addition to gas associated appliances, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. The Redland RICS surveyor will not remove the fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Bristol based local Gas Safe registered companies include James Alexander of Breck, Deerness, Orkney Tel. 01856741377 and Heating & Plumbing Services (Orkney) Ltd of Bayview, Sandwick Bay, St Margarets Hope, Orkney Tel. 01856 831761.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Redland and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Redland property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Redland property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Redland Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a property we are interested to lease, it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Survey in Redland the surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a poor state. Your surveyor is trained to report on issues like whether there is an on-peak/off-peak mains supply. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Redland property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. What should we expect a House Survey to include?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. 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! There is a real benefit in booking a Redland surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor look at the condition of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the condition of the meter for example, in addition to gas associated appliances, for instance flue/chimney maintenance. The Redland RICS surveyor will not remove the fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests of any kind on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Bristol based local Gas Safe registered companies include James Alexander of Breck, Deerness, Orkney Tel. 01856741377 and Heating & Plumbing Services (Orkney) Ltd of Bayview, Sandwick Bay, St Margarets Hope, Orkney Tel. 01856 831761.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

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