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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Somerset

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Somerset

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Somerset) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Somerset

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Somerset and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Somerset property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Somerset property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Somerset Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Somerset property will include a property valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will combine experience of property in Somerset and other things about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no hazardous materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Somerset area conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to Somerset environmental concerns like Somerset planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Property built prior to 1985 will most likely conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be expensive must always be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

House Prices

We are planning to be buying an investment house in Somerset. What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Somerset ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices, for example whether there are any restrictive covenants or the internal layout. .

In order to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

The RICS surveyor should attend the house as well as considering the large variety of area issues that have a bearing on property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Somerset and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Somerset property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Somerset property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Somerset Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a Somerset property will include a property valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To be able to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will combine experience of property in Somerset and other things about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no hazardous materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Somerset area conjectures like service connections, are made in addition to Somerset environmental concerns like Somerset planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there could be brown asbestos toilet cistern in existence at the property. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Property built prior to 1985 will most likely conceal any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre will not kill you.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to move it. Professional advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of asbestos will likely be expensive must always be conducted by experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

House Prices

We are planning to be buying an investment house in Somerset. What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Somerset ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices, for example whether there are any restrictive covenants or the internal layout. .

In order to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default.

The RICS surveyor should attend the house as well as considering the large variety of area issues that have a bearing on property prices.

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