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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stocksbridge

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stocksbridge

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stocksbridge) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stocksbridge

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stocksbridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stocksbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the Stocksbridge property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Stocksbridge property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stocksbridge House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flood damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Stocksbridge area likely to affect the home in Stocksbridge also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are meaning to lease it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - will the surveyor advise the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Stocksbridge the surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Stocksbridge.

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

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Stocksbridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco is very attractive and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Stocksbridge surveyors sometimes discover defects such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving problems can be difficult as renderers are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stocksbridge and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stocksbridge property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make substantial modifications on the Stocksbridge property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Stocksbridge property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stocksbridge House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flood damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a Home Buyers Survey will inform your decision.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.An awareness of characteristics of the Stocksbridge area likely to affect the home in Stocksbridge also enables the house surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a property we are meaning to lease it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board - will the surveyor advise the wiring and electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Stocksbridge the surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of the accessible areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as other things, for example reporting on the state of repair of any fixed electrical appliances e.g. heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Stocksbridge.

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

Damaged Render

What will a Property Surveyor look out for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Stocksbridge that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. Stucco is very attractive and is was often applied to Georgian homes. it can be prone to defect and Stocksbridge surveyors sometimes discover defects such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving problems can be difficult as renderers are getting rarer.

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