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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 Survey should I choose for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rush Green

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rush Green

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Rush Green) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard property such as stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rush Green

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rush Green and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Rush Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Rush Green property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rush Green House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Rush Green. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flood damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams can cause flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Rush Green, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Rush Green enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on potential asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the vendor has suggested that it has been constructed with Bath stone. Which issues should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including efflorescence. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Rush Green and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Rush Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Rush Green property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rush Green House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Rush Green. Is there a flood risk, and will the home buyers survey inquire into signs of flood damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams can cause flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Rush Green, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Rush Green enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.



Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation. Technically all forms are pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on potential asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a converted barn and the vendor has suggested that it has been constructed with Bath stone. Which issues should we consider?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including efflorescence. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like efflorescence will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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