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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in The City

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in The City

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in The City) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in The City

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in The City and which is the cheapest?

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

If the The City property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the The City property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a The City Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an older property? What effect will the house's cladding have on regular maintenance?

A building's age can be problematic, and The City homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the surveyor for more detail.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including white are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a The City survey. Your The City surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in The City, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. One example would be ledger board problems. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in The City and which is the cheapest?

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

If the The City property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the The City property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a The City Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to consider when buying an older property? What effect will the house's cladding have on regular maintenance?

A building's age can be problematic, and The City homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to repair. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. If you are uncertain, speak to the surveyor for more detail.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials such as patching compounds. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including white are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to break asbestos and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a The City survey. Your The City surveyor should mention the risk of asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in The City, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. One example would be ledger board problems. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside should also be reported on.

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