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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Swanage home but are worried about pests - How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pests can be

very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new building in Swanage? Can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the effect which rainfall has on properties is rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only seen the home in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Swanage surveyors will examine any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Purbeck Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Swanage home but are worried about pests - How do we investigate further?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This issue should be taken seriously. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. As some pests can be



very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does rainfall have on our new building in Swanage? Can damaged guttering decrease our property's value?

I find it odd that the effect which rainfall has on properties is rarely considered properly by home buyers. If you have only seen the home in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair fairly cheaply.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a maisonette next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health issues like cancer have been linked to landfill sites .

Swanage surveyors will examine any structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database and Purbeck Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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