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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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Summerhill

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Summerhill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Summerhill) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Summerhill

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Summerhill and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Summerhill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Summerhill property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Summerhill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Summerhill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Summerhill builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be

taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Summerhill surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Summerhill RICS surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings and won't run any tests on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer without delay.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Summerhill, an example may be an improperly end bearing lintel. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Summerhill and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Summerhill property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the Summerhill property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Summerhill property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Summerhill Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

A Summerhill builder commented that there is a danger of blue asbestos Artex present in house. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials for example walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good sound absorption qualities and it may be found in wall panelling. Technically all forms (including white) are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be



taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to break the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos as part of the survey. Your Summerhill surveyor should note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas appliances?

The surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas affiliated appliances or installations, for instance fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Summerhill RICS surveyor will not remove any external fittings or housings and won't run any tests on the appliances or system. Gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call an engineer without delay.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Summerhill, an example may be an improperly end bearing lintel. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report.

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