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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rowlands Gill

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property made of conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rowlands Gill

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rowlands Gill) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rowlands Gill

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rowlands Gill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Rowlands Gill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Rowlands Gill property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Rowlands Gill Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Rowlands Gill, and can a Rowlands Gill home buyers survey check indications of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. Some types may be in building materials for example powdery sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in soffit boards. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Rowlands Gill building survey. Your Rowlands Gill surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can rainfall have on our new Rowlands Gill property? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers. For instance, corroded downspouts strongly suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Rowlands Gill and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Rowlands Gill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Rowlands Gill property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Rowlands Gill Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Rowlands Gill, and can a Rowlands Gill home buyers survey check indications of flood damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a home in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including air bricks. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. Why would there be asbestos, is it dangerous, can it be remedied and What should I do?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly silicate material. Some types may be in building materials for example powdery sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption qualities and it may be found in soffit boards. Technically all forms are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to break the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during a Rowlands Gill building survey. Your Rowlands Gill surveyor should report on the risk of asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact can rainfall have on our new Rowlands Gill property? Where there is a problem, what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are often overlooked by buyers. For instance, corroded downspouts strongly suggest that the rainwater goods are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to a damp or flooded cellar.

The good news is that drainage problems are usually easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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