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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in The Meadows

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in The Meadows

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in The Meadows) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in The Meadows

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in The Meadows and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the The Meadows property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the The Meadows property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a The Meadows Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into if planning to buy a flat in The Meadows in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in The Meadows are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local area issues and the relation may have with the home. Property values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the property is/might be so designated and Section I of a The Meadows Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported in the The Meadows survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a The Meadows building survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and will offer advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in The Meadows. Is there a flood risk, and will the home surveyor inquire into possible water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in The Meadows lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in The Meadows and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the The Meadows property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the The Meadows property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a The Meadows Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into if planning to buy a flat in The Meadows in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in The Meadows are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local area issues and the relation may have with the home. Property values is typically higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors are expected tell you if the property is/might be so designated and Section I of a The Meadows Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be reported in the The Meadows survey, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any risks and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material of several naturally occurring materials. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a The Meadows building survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and will offer advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're planning to purchase in The Meadows. Is there a flood risk, and will the home surveyor inquire into possible water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house in The Meadows lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

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