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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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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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.

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.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to choose the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a converted townhouse?

Although sometimes and incorrectly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys If you are planning to buy an unconventional Swanland home like a period house, this is the most suitable choice of home survey. This non prescribed format of report will detail full and notable information concerning the property's construction and uses and any defects after a thorough visual inspection.

There are certain limitations with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Swanland house e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. Certain external buildings will also be assessed.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and also a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine the property's value your RICS valuer will pair knowledge of Swanland and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems like no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Swanland environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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.

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.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to choose the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when considering a converted townhouse?

Although sometimes and incorrectly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers they have actually been superseded by Building Surveys If you are planning to buy an unconventional Swanland home like a period house, this is the most suitable choice of home survey. This non prescribed format of report will detail full and notable information concerning the property's construction and uses and any defects after a thorough visual inspection.

There are certain limitations with the survey as a qualified RICS surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Swanland house e.g. lifting up fitted carpets. Certain external buildings will also be assessed.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and also a cost of reinstatement. In order to determine the property's value your RICS valuer will pair knowledge of Swanland and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains. The surveyor also assumes that there is an absence of any compromising legal problems like no laws are broken by intended use of property. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local area assumptions, for example connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant Swanland environmental concerns like local industry, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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