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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swanage

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swanage

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Swanage) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swanage

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Swanage and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Swanage property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Swanage property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Swanage Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials e.g. toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken however, never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Never try to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Swanage survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos risks and should inform you of the options.

Window frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Swanage residential property, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

A fairly common example may be stiff sash windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas connected fittings such as fireplaces. The Swanage surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and will not carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Swanage include C&C Plumbing & Heating of 35, Kings Road West, Swanage, Dorset Tel. 07802259885 and RPS Heating of 1B, Steer Road, Swanage, Dorset Tel. 07562 153678.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Swanage and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Swanage property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Swanage property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Swanage Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a harmful substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types may be in building materials e.g. toilet cistern. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in textured coatings.

All forms including Chrysotile are carcinogenic and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken however, never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP. Never try to disturb it yourself.



Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Swanage survey. However, surveyors will note potential asbestos risks and should inform you of the options.

Window frame

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Swanage residential property, what will 'E5 - Windows' cover?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

A fairly common example may be stiff sash windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the state of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the survey, as well as gas connected fittings such as fireplaces. The Swanage surveyor won't remove any gas fittings and will not carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Swanage include C&C Plumbing & Heating of 35, Kings Road West, Swanage, Dorset Tel. 07802259885 and RPS Heating of 1B, Steer Road, Swanage, Dorset Tel. 07562 153678.

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