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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 Home Survey is the best choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Strawberry Hill

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Strawberry Hill

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Strawberry Hill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Strawberry Hill

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Strawberry Hill and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Strawberry Hill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Strawberry Hill property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Strawberry Hill property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Strawberry Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look out for when purchasing an extended house in Strawberry Hill in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Strawberry Hill surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the relation may have on the home and its value. Prices is usually higher because of them resisting change. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors

RICS surveyors will inform you if the home might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Strawberry Hill Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Strawberry Hill residential surveyor look for flood damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams could all cause major flooding. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before any water damage happens. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco coated house in Strawberry Hill.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian homes. it can be problematic and Strawberry Hill Homebuyer Reports sometimes reveal any number of problems for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Strawberry Hill and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Strawberry Hill property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Strawberry Hill property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Strawberry Hill property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Strawberry Hill Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look out for when purchasing an extended house in Strawberry Hill in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Strawberry Hill surveyors must possess sufficient knowledge of local issues and the relation may have on the home and its value. Prices is usually higher because of them resisting change. However a growing number have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the addition of PVC windows and doors



RICS surveyors will inform you if the home might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Strawberry Hill Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Strawberry Hill residential surveyor look for flood damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing steams could all cause major flooding. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before any water damage happens. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look out for on a smooth stucco coated house in Strawberry Hill.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Usually it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian homes. it can be problematic and Strawberry Hill Homebuyer Reports sometimes reveal any number of problems for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the eaves. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

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