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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Margarets

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Margarets

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in St Margarets) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Margarets

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in St Margarets and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the St Margarets property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Margarets property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Margarets House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To work out the market value your chartered surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any major legal issues e.g. the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further St Margarets conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a dovecot in St Margarets. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Properties featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Mention this to your surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour mentioned subsidence is a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in St Margarets and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the St Margarets property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the St Margarets property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant St Margarets House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include a professional valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" as a standard part of the survey. To work out the market value your chartered surveyor will take into account area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon key assumptions like there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any major legal issues e.g. the possibility of legal enquiries revealing legal issue that might affect value. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.



Further St Margarets conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a dovecot in St Margarets. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A property's age can create difficulties for an owner. Properties featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. Mention this to your surveyor for further advice.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour mentioned subsidence is a problem. What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor review?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement usually occurs in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks appear in the Summer which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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