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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 Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southwater

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southwater

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southwater) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southwater

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Southwater property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Southwater property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Southwater and are looking for homes constructed with brick. What directions can a Southwater property surveyor offer? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed properties in Southwater do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to numerous defects, such as defective mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brewster Tony of 40 The Westlands, Sunderland, SR4 7RR on 07708 976438.

For example, English garden wall bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of properties in Southwater. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller's agent has stated that it has been built with Slate. What factors must we watch out for, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Stainton Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Southwater properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Southwater home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain other assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local Southwater industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Southwater property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give a thorough analysis of the Southwater property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Southwater and are looking for homes constructed with brick. What directions can a Southwater property surveyor offer? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-constructed properties in Southwater do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials, but they can also be subject to numerous defects, such as defective mortar. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Brewster Tony of 40 The Westlands, Sunderland, SR4 7RR on 07708 976438.

For example, English garden wall bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of properties in Southwater. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller's agent has stated that it has been built with Slate. What factors must we watch out for, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Stainton Sandstone to Totternhoe Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like staining will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Southwater properties, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Southwater home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the value of the property your RICS valuer will take into account local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. desirability of the location. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain other assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like local Southwater industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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