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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Surrey

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Surrey

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Surrey) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Surrey

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Surrey and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Surrey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Surrey property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surrey Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

We are purchasing a neglected Victorian bungalow home in Surrey, do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named the Building Survey. We would suggest that you choose the Building Survey in relation to the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a post fifties Surrey home of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that a few limitations exist with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the building nor can they inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Surrey, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the study - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Surrey home may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Conservatory

In a Surrey HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In Surrey, examples include contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Surrey and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Surrey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Surrey property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Surrey Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

We are purchasing a neglected Victorian bungalow home in Surrey, do I need to spend a bit more on a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has a new title and is now named the Building Survey. We would suggest that you choose the Building Survey in relation to the house described. The HomeBuyer Report is all you really need if investigating a post fifties Surrey home of conventional construction materials and methods i.e. brick/tile. Be aware that a few limitations exist with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor cannot (unless safe to do so) force or open up the structure of the building nor can they inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Surrey, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the study - Will a house surveyor look into this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Surrey home may not be raised during the conveyancing. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

Conservatory

In a Surrey HomeBuyer Report, what are common a green light rating defects for conservatory and porches?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In Surrey, examples include contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will be considered too.

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