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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Seaford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Seaford

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Seaford) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Seaford

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Seaford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Seaford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Seaford property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Seaford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

For the Seaford HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Seaford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

In Seaford, examples include lintels which are sagging or missing above doors. External doors are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the security offer by these doors will be reported on.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including coatings spayed on beams. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement sheet. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Professional removal of it will likely be expensive but absolutely must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses create issues for the owner? What potential issues must we watch out for?

Purchasers in Seaford should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Seaford should be able to supply local stone.

To request additional information, contact a Seaford firm - Craftstone Of Sussex, 31 High St, Seaford, BN25 1PA could help.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Seaford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Seaford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Seaford property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Seaford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Defective door frame

For the Seaford HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Seaford are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

In Seaford, examples include lintels which are sagging or missing above doors. External doors are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the security offer by these doors will be reported on.



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials including coatings spayed on beams. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good tensile strength qualities and it may be found in cement sheet. Technically all forms are potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful on no account to move asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Professional removal of it will likely be expensive but absolutely must be carried out by trained experts.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses create issues for the owner? What potential issues must we watch out for?

Purchasers in Seaford should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Seaford should be able to supply local stone.

To request additional information, contact a Seaford firm - Craftstone Of Sussex, 31 High St, Seaford, BN25 1PA could help.

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