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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Leonards On Sea

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Leonards On Sea

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in St Leonards On Sea) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for unconventional such as wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Leonards On Sea

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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in St Leonards On Sea

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Oxford Road, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN38-On-Sea, TN38

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    Church Road, St Leonards - Sea, East Sussex, TN37- Sea, East Sussex, TN37

Home Buyers Survey St Leonards On Sea

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in St Leonards On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the St Leonards On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the St Leonards On Sea property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a St Leonards On Sea Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to be conscious of when purchasing a converted house in St Leonards On Sea near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities. St Leonards On Sea surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have with the building. Property values is usually significantly higher as a result of the areas being in good order. However many have fallen into shoddy condition for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the location is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a St Leonards On Sea Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Young Coles & Langdon are a local firm situated at Langham House, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QT should be happy to advise. Tel: 01424 437878

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are meaning to acquire, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system - will a surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a St Leonards On Sea Home Survey the surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. This will include a general look-over of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to things like checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in St Leonards On Sea.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a PIR be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a St Leonards On Sea house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a St Leonards On Sea surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in St Leonards On Sea and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the St Leonards On Sea property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the St Leonards On Sea property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a St Leonards On Sea Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I need to be conscious of when purchasing a converted house in St Leonards On Sea near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by local authorities. St Leonards On Sea surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and any relation they have with the building. Property values is usually significantly higher as a result of the areas being in good order. However many have fallen into shoddy condition for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the location is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a St Leonards On Sea Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Unconsented modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Young Coles & Langdon are a local firm situated at Langham House, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QT should be happy to advise. Tel: 01424 437878



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the unmodernised property we are meaning to acquire, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system - will a surveyor report on the electrics?

When carrying out a St Leonards On Sea Home Survey the surveyor will typically remark on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a poor condition. This will include a general look-over of the unconcealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to things like checking the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Examining the documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in St Leonards On Sea.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest that a PIR be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a St Leonards On Sea house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Can we expect the Home Survey to mention this?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Drought, for instance, can have a significant shrinking effect on clay soil, putting pressure on the foundations and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a St Leonards On Sea surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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