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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 Sewardstonebury

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sewardstonebury

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Sewardstonebury) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sewardstonebury

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sewardstonebury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sewardstonebury property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sewardstonebury Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Sewardstonebury, what recommendations will you make for a 40s home constructed with brick? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed apartments in Sewardstonebury feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by diverse problems, ranging from defective mortar to DPC failure. The Sewardstonebury surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Thompson Construction (York) Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at Sandy La, Stockton On The Forest, York, YO32 9US or 01904 400609.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home in Sewardstonebury but are worried about bugs. What can we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Sewardstonebury building may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Sewardstonebury property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To estimate the market value the valuer will factor in awareness of the Sewardstonebury property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Sewardstonebury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Sewardstonebury property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Sewardstonebury Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Sewardstonebury, what recommendations will you make for a 40s home constructed with brick? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed apartments in Sewardstonebury feature several advantages, but they can also be affected by diverse problems, ranging from defective mortar to DPC failure. The Sewardstonebury surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Thompson Construction (York) Ltd should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at Sandy La, Stockton On The Forest, York, YO32 9US or 01904 400609.

One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a home in Sewardstonebury but are worried about bugs. What can we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Sewardstonebury building may not be asked by the lawyer.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Treatment for a serious infestation may include traps or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Sewardstonebury property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and will also include a rebuilding cost as a standard part of the survey. To estimate the market value the valuer will factor in awareness of the Sewardstonebury property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

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