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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenstone

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenstone

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shenstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wychert or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenstone

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shenstone and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Shenstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shenstone property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shenstone House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shenstone which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Regency buildings for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly focus on defects for example, horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems could be when moisture gets in below flashings that results in detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

Conservation area

Are there any things we would need to be wary of when planning to buy a converted flat in Shenstone in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the relation may have with the building and its value. Property values will be significantly higher as a result of the areas resisting change. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected report whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be reported in the Shenstone survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the reason for conducting the full structural survey when looking into a extended semi detached home near Shenstone instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Shenstone property such as an extended house, this is now the most appropriate selection of survey. A Building Survey will typically give far-reaching advice in relation to the houses construction and uses as well as any important technical details after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Out buildings and boundary walls will also be looked at during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shenstone and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Shenstone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shenstone property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Shenstone House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor consider on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Shenstone which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is smooth type of solid render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Regency buildings for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly focus on defects for example, horizontal visible cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork

Another example of problems could be when moisture gets in below flashings that results in detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.



Conservation area

Are there any things we would need to be wary of when planning to buy a converted flat in Shenstone in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the relation may have with the building and its value. Property values will be significantly higher as a result of the areas resisting change. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected report whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unauthorised modifications to the building may be reported in the Shenstone survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the reason for conducting the full structural survey when looking into a extended semi detached home near Shenstone instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently referred to as a Full Structural Survey by agents and buyers alike, this survey is no longer available and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Shenstone property such as an extended house, this is now the most appropriate selection of survey. A Building Survey will typically give far-reaching advice in relation to the houses construction and uses as well as any important technical details after a thorough inspection of any accessible parts. Out buildings and boundary walls will also be looked at during the survey.

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