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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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What Survey is right for my prospective home purchase in Southville?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southville

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southville

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Southville) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southville

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Southville and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Southville property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southville property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Southville Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Southville home surveyor investigate flooding, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph). Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The

property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) where relevant, in addition to gas connected appliances such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Any external fittings won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into downspouts? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on buildings is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. One indication that gutters are at risk is "gushing" gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Southville and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Southville property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Southville property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Southville Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Southville home surveyor investigate flooding, or whether flooding has affected other houses on the street?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Telegraph). Both home buyers and home owners in areas in danger of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that action is taken, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The



property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

A RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) where relevant, in addition to gas connected appliances such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Any external fittings won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to look into downspouts? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which damp weather has on buildings is rarely considered properly by house purchasers. One indication that gutters are at risk is "gushing" gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, if not neglected.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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