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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Toton

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Toton

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Toton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Toton

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Toton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Toton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Toton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Toton House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Toton - What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in Toton in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. From valley gutters to rafters, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Toton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Toton surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor in Toton can provide an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Toton, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can a Toton Building Survey consider this?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Toton property's foundations, forcing them inward. A Toton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I am intending to acquire I saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Toton Homebuyer Report write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Toton a qualified surveyor will typically comment on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. Your surveyor is expected to give detail on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Toton.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Toton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Toton property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Toton property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Toton House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Toton - What should we do about roof repairs?

Property in Toton in good condition can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. From valley gutters to rafters, all aspects of the roof should be investigated. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Toton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Toton surveyors will look for a range of signs, including a poor asphalt covering.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A contractor in Toton can provide an estimate.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Toton, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can a Toton Building Survey consider this?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to soil swelling, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Toton property's foundations, forcing them inward. A Toton surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I am intending to acquire I saw that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system - does a Toton Homebuyer Report write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Toton a qualified surveyor will typically comment on the electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. Your surveyor is expected to give detail on concerns such as inspecting the state of any fitted appliances e.g. storage radiators or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings. Reporting on any documentation from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Toton.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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