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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Swanland

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Swanland

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Swanland) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Swanland

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Swanland and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Swanland property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Swanland property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swanland House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Swanland that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Swanland Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report defects such as when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks. Other potential problems may result from the pressure from heavy

loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Swanland HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention.

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are checked, provided that access is possible. A leaking EPDM roof is an example of a Section E defect.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Swanland with York stone walls. What problems should we be aware of?

Purchasers in Swanland should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues including efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Swanland and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Swanland property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Swanland property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Swanland House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered Victorian house in Swanland that we intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The effect is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. Stucco is often problematic and Swanland Home Buyers Suveys sometimes report defects such as when movement of the underlying wall causes cracks. Other potential problems may result from the pressure from heavy



loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming harder to find.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Swanland HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Severe defects impacting the home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of to what extent each defect requires attention.

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are checked, provided that access is possible. A leaking EPDM roof is an example of a Section E defect.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a property in Swanland with York stone walls. What problems should we be aware of?

Purchasers in Swanland should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Issues including efflorescence affect many stone-walled property. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

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