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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 Mellons

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Mellons

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Mellons) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Mellons

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Mellons and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Mellons property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the St Mellons property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Mellons Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a St Mellons residential surveyor check indications of flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and property buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the property surveyor to surmise

flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new home in St Mellons? Will the property surveyor report on this? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a house is rarely considered properly by buyers. For instance, rotten roofing elements may indicate that the rainwater goods are damaged, and may lead to water damage. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in St Mellons. What warnings would you give? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built structures do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to various issues and defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or defective mortar. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Contact Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01929 463078 or 4 Burton Cl, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6ET.

St Mellons home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries. One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in St Mellons and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the St Mellons property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the St Mellons property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant St Mellons Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a St Mellons residential surveyor check indications of flooding damage, or if nearby homes have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and property buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a residential property, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect residential property enables the property surveyor to surmise



flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rain have on our new home in St Mellons? Will the property surveyor report on this? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on a house is rarely considered properly by buyers. For instance, rotten roofing elements may indicate that the rainwater goods are damaged, and may lead to water damage. In most cases, these defects are quite easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in St Mellons. What warnings would you give? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Brick-built structures do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to various issues and defects. These can include lack of a damp proof course or defective mortar. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Contact Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 01929 463078 or 4 Burton Cl, Wool, Wareham, BH20 6ET.

St Mellons home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods have been used across the country for centuries. One example is rowlock, which is often found at the top of a wall.

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