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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stone

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stone

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stone) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stone

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Stone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations on the Stone property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Stone property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Stone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to be conscious of if buying a home in Stone inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing they have on the building and its value. The value of homes is generally enhanced due to the areas resisting change.

Surveyors are expected tell you if the home could be within a conservation area and Section I of the Stone Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping developments to the property will also be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am intending to purchase I saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Stone Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Stone a surveyor will usually add detail on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also report on things like checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a PIR is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in Stone. Can my Stone House Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Stone surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stone and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Stone property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations on the Stone property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Stone property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Stone Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to be conscious of if buying a home in Stone inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess knowledge of local area issues and any bearing they have on the building and its value. The value of homes is generally enhanced due to the areas resisting change.

Surveyors are expected tell you if the home could be within a conservation area and Section I of the Stone Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are raised during the conveyancing process. Out of keeping developments to the property will also be commented on, however these should be concern for the lawyer.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the home I am intending to purchase I saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Stone Homebuyer Report advise the wiring and electrical system?

During a Building Survey in Stone a surveyor will usually add detail on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. A Home surveyor should also report on things like checking the condition of the fitted electrical appliances e.g. storage radiators or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. A check for the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a PIR is carried out every ten years (5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations cause problems? I am buying a property in Stone. Can my Stone House Survey investigate this?

Clay soil can create several issues for house owners. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. There is a real benefit in booking a Stone surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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