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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stretton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stretton

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stretton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stretton

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stretton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stretton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Stretton property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Stretton House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roofing could be time consuming to arrange, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property may be exposed to issues with the roof. From decking to ceiling joists, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Stretton include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: general condition. Your Stretton surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal problems like access to the property over estate roadways. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a home proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Stretton will note structural problems connected with the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as South Staffordshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Stretton and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stretton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Stretton property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Stretton House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roofing could be time consuming to arrange, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property may be exposed to issues with the roof. From decking to ceiling joists, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Stretton include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building the valuer should use local property market knowledge and other factors about the property for instance: general condition. Your Stretton surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will disregard things like furnishings. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal problems like access to the property over estate roadways. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example services, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a home proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Stretton will note structural problems connected with the site. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as South Staffordshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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