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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shortlands

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shortlands

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Shortlands) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shortlands

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shortlands and which is cheaper?

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

If the Shortlands property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Shortlands property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Shortlands Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Shortlands. What should we do about roof repairs?

Homes in Shortlands with no other major issues could feature roofing problems. From the slates to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Shortlands, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Shortlands surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Speak to The Tudor Parker Roofing Co Ltd of 9 Den Close, Beckenham, BR3 6RP on 020 86503320 for an estimate.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey when buying a maisonette in Shortlands?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties unmodified home made out of typical building materials. RICS would recommend that you select a Building Survey for the maisonette referred to.

Bear in mind that some limitations come with the survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the maisonette for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Shortlands property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain the correct valuation your independent surveyor will refer to local Shortlands market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant Shortlands environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Shortlands and which is cheaper?

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

If the Shortlands property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Shortlands property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Shortlands Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a building in Shortlands. What should we do about roof repairs?

Homes in Shortlands with no other major issues could feature roofing problems. From the slates to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Shortlands, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Shortlands surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

Expensive quotes for roofing jobs (such as asbestos cement removal) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A contractor with accreditation should be able to assist with a quote. Speak to The Tudor Parker Roofing Co Ltd of 9 Den Close, Beckenham, BR3 6RP on 020 86503320 for an estimate.



Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey when buying a maisonette in Shortlands?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by RICS. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties unmodified home made out of typical building materials. RICS would recommend that you select a Building Survey for the maisonette referred to.

Bear in mind that some limitations come with the survey as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the maisonette for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Shortlands property will contain a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain the correct valuation your independent surveyor will refer to local Shortlands market factors and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made as well as any significant Shortlands environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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