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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thurmaston

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thurmaston

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Thurmaston) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thurmaston

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Thurmaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thurmaston property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thurmaston property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Thurmaston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to verify when purchasing a period property in Thurmaston near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Thurmaston are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect may have on the property. Property Prices is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors are trained to note if the house is possibly within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer

Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as vinyl flooring.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Thurmaston home survey. However they will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rainfall have on our new Thurmaston house?

Regular rainfall is common in Thurmaston and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on properties is not considered by home buyers. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts strongly suggest that the gutters are at risk.

The good news is that this is generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Thurmaston and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Thurmaston property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Thurmaston property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Thurmaston House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I need to verify when purchasing a period property in Thurmaston near a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local council. Surveyors in Thurmaston are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and the effect may have on the property. Property Prices is, more often than not, higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors are trained to note if the house is possibly within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer



Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unsympathetic extensions to the building should be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. Some types are found in the building materials such as vinyl flooring.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic including tensile strength properties, it may be found in asbestos blocks. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it. Professional advice must be taken immediately. Never attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Thurmaston home survey. However they will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does rainfall have on our new Thurmaston house?

Regular rainfall is common in Thurmaston and across the country, but the impact rainfall can have on properties is not considered by home buyers. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts strongly suggest that the gutters are at risk.

The good news is that this is generally easy to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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