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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stafford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stafford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stafford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stafford

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing 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 for a home in Stafford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Stafford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Stafford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Stafford RICS surveyor check for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. The house surveyor may ask the current owner if the Stafford property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

External walls

On a Stafford HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Cracks in brick walls is an example of this.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Stafford surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

Stafford Homebuyer Reports an impartial valuation as well as a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To work out the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will combine knowledge of Stafford and other things about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also reflect on construction type and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any compromising legal issues like the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Stafford environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Stafford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Stafford property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Stafford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Stafford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Stafford RICS surveyor check for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. The house surveyor may ask the current owner if the Stafford property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



External walls

On a Stafford HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a Condition Rating 1 have on main walls?

A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Cracks in brick walls is an example of this.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Stafford surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

Stafford Homebuyer Reports an impartial valuation as well as a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To work out the correct valuation your chartered surveyor will combine knowledge of Stafford and other things about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also reflect on construction type and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. RICS valuations assume that there aren't any compromising legal issues like the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Stafford environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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