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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Selston

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Selston

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Selston) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Selston

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Selston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Selston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Selston property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Selston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the property's value your independent surveyor will relate to local Selston market factors and other factors about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems such as the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Further Selston conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant Selston environmental problems like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I expect to move into, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Selston a qualified surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to report back on things like reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Selston home and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Selston house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Selston and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Selston property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Selston property's general condition in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Selston House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the property's value your independent surveyor will relate to local Selston market factors and other factors about the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also reflect on materials used and use key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems such as the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.



Further Selston conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant Selston environmental problems like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I expect to move into, the agent said that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; does a surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Selston a qualified surveyor will comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in a poor state of repair. A professional surveyor is trained to report back on things like reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Selston home and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Selston house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary.

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