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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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What Survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rufford

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rufford

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rufford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rufford

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Rufford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Rufford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Rufford property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rufford property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Rufford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Rufford.

Stucco is really just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Rufford surveyors can discover defects for example, when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Rufford and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Rufford are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts can often mean that the drainage are at risk. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. In order to determine the value of the property the valuer should use local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Rufford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Rufford property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Rufford property, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rufford property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Rufford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in Rufford.

Stucco is really just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. it can be problematic and Rufford surveyors can discover defects for example, when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we check rainwater goods? Will the chartered surveyor report on this? Also, if there is a problem, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Rufford and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on houses in Rufford are rarely considered properly by purchasers. For example, corroded downspouts can often mean that the drainage are at risk. This can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate as standard. In order to determine the value of the property the valuer should use local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and use other assumptions such as there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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