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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southbourne

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southbourne

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southbourne) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southbourne

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southbourne and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Southbourne property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Southbourne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Southbourne Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Southbourne , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Southbourne property surveyor investigate during the survey?

Residential property in Southbourne in good condition can often hide issues with the roof. From the trusses to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

Call Southern Roofing Specialists of 1 Southcote Av, West Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8EY on 01243 671740 for an estimate.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to upgrade to the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a extended mid terrace house?

Albeit now often described as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike they have been reclassified as Building Surveys When intending to buy an unusual Southbourne home such as a neglected house, this is now the most appropriate home survey. It will give thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the houses construction and any technical details a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

There will be a few restrictions with the survey because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Southbourne house for example removing the contents of cupboards. Out buildings should be surveyed during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required.

A fairly common example may be broken stucco render. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Southbourne and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Southbourne property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Southbourne property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Southbourne Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a structure in Southbourne , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Southbourne property surveyor investigate during the survey?

Residential property in Southbourne in good condition can often hide issues with the roof. From the trusses to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like badly installed felting are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The expense of replacement of a failed dormer, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.



Call Southern Roofing Specialists of 1 Southcote Av, West Wittering, Chichester, PO20 8EY on 01243 671740 for an estimate.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to upgrade to the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a extended mid terrace house?

Albeit now often described as Full Structural Surveys buy agents and buyers alike they have been reclassified as Building Surveys When intending to buy an unusual Southbourne home such as a neglected house, this is now the most appropriate home survey. It will give thorough and crucial professional advice in relation to the houses construction and any technical details a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

There will be a few restrictions with the survey because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Southbourne house for example removing the contents of cupboards. Out buildings should be surveyed during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed, but regular upkeep may still be required.

A fairly common example may be broken stucco render. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be covered.

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