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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Reigate

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Reigate

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Reigate) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Reigate

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Reigate and which one is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Reigate property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Reigate Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone generate high upkeep costs for owners? What should we be particularly aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Reigate, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Reigate, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick repair advice, can you help?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also indicate a range of defects, including frost damaged pointing and badly applied render. For example, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including A & C Bricklaying & Building Contractors of 19 Oldbury Court Rd, Bristol, BS16 2HH on 0117-939 4155.

One example is Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to remove it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Reigate home survey. Your Reigate surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Reigate and which one is cheaper?

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

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

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Reigate property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Reigate Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone generate high upkeep costs for owners? What should we be particularly aware of?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of houses in Reigate, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local houses in Reigate, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick repair advice, can you help?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also indicate a range of defects, including frost damaged pointing and badly applied render. For example, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and may require immediate attention. Contact several local builders for quotes, including A & C Bricklaying & Building Contractors of 19 Oldbury Court Rd, Bristol, BS16 2HH on 0117-939 4155.

One example is Monk bond, which is similar to Flemish bond, but with two long bricks between every short one. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be treated?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example cement sheet. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength properties, it may be found in cement. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to remove it and professional advice should be sought ASAP. On no account try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Reigate home survey. Your Reigate surveyor should mention suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

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