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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sandown

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sandown

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Sandown) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for non standard property such as thatched or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sandown

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing 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 for a home in Sandown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Sandown property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sandown property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sandown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are interested to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a Sandown survey report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Sandown your RICS surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she will also report on concerns such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Sandown and noticed cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified without a great deal of stress. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards. This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What will a Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Sandown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly show potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems may be when water under flashings that causes the render detaching. Fixing problems can be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sandown and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Sandown property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Sandown property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sandown Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are interested to lease, the agent said that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a Sandown survey report on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Home Survey in Sandown your RICS surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she will also report on concerns such as if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Verifying the location of the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey. Inspecting the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a house in Sandown and noticed cracks down the gable wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor look into?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be rectified without a great deal of stress. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards. This issue can occur in areas with soil with a greater-than-average concentration of sand, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damaged Render

What will a Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Sandown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is really a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. Stucco render is very beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly show potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, horizontal hairline cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other potential problems may be when water under flashings that causes the render detaching. Fixing problems can be difficult as renderers are becoming more difficult to find.

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