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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Bees

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Bees

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in St Bees) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Bees

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Bees and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Bees property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the St Bees property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant St Bees Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds. It is found all over the world including South Africa.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of it will likely

be expensive must always be conducted by professionals. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Gas flame

Does a St Bees surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the home, as well as gas related fixtures such as chimney linings. External covers however, won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in St Bees include Messrs G Hodgson of 9 Abbotts Way, St. Bees Tel. 01946821303 and Jeff Carter of 19, Abbey Vale, St. Bees, Cumbria Tel. 01946 822962.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. general condition Your St Bees surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

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.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St Bees and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the St Bees property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the St Bees property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant St Bees Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as acoustic ceilings. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding properties, it may be found in patching compounds. It is found all over the world including South Africa.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of it will likely



be expensive must always be conducted by professionals. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However they will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Gas flame

Does a St Bees surveyor examine the state of repair of the gas heaters?

The RICS surveyor will locate and visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the mains gas installation at the home, as well as gas related fixtures such as chimney linings. External covers however, won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas can be dangerous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in St Bees include Messrs G Hodgson of 9 Abbotts Way, St. Bees Tel. 01946821303 and Jeff Carter of 19, Abbey Vale, St. Bees, Cumbria Tel. 01946 822962.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report includes a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a "reinstatement cost". To ascertain an accurate value estimate your independent surveyor will use area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. general condition Your St Bees surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions such as there being no serious defects.

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.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

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