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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 St Anns

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Anns

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Anns) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Anns

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in St Anns and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Anns property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the St Anns property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Anns House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in St Anns, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the surveyor investigate indications of water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: Evening Standard), and the value of a house in St Anns in an at-risk area may be impacted. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in St Anns in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including seepage through walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the seller if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in St Anns, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers in St Anns a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. For a St Anns property, one issue is loose or missing elements of fascias or soffits. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components are reported on.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate guttering, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Both in St Anns, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rainfall can have on houses is ignored. If you have visited the house on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage are damaged include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in St Anns and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Anns property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the St Anns property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a St Anns House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

When purchasing in St Anns, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the surveyor investigate indications of water damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: Evening Standard), and the value of a house in St Anns in an at-risk area may be impacted. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in St Anns in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including seepage through walls. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the seller if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in St Anns, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers in St Anns a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, with a minimum of technical jargon. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. For a St Anns property, one issue is loose or missing elements of fascias or soffits. This section includes visual aspects of the roof, checked with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components are reported on.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate guttering, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Both in St Anns, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact heavy rainfall can have on houses is ignored. If you have visited the house on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find.

Signs that drainage are damaged include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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