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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Romsey

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Romsey

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Romsey) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Romsey

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Romsey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Romsey property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Romsey property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Romsey Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence is worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered

surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in knowledge of Romsey and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Romsey, examples include undersized roof drains. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Romsey and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Romsey property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Romsey property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Romsey Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has said subsidence is worth checking. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

Subsidence-related cracks are on average thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered



surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings)

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your RICS valuer will factor in knowledge of Romsey and other things about the property e.g. style of architecture Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there aren't any impossible to rectify legal issues such as no problematic restrictions. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

In Romsey, examples include undersized roof drains. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction.

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