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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totterdown

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totterdown

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Totterdown) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard e.g. mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totterdown

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Totterdown and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totterdown property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Totterdown Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a building in Totterdown near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities. Totterdown surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local factors and the bearing they have on the home and its value. House prices will probably be higher due to conservation areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors will tell you if the home looks to be is designated and Section I of your Totterdown Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Totterdown home built in the early 80s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Totterdown Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Totterdown home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Totterdown home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Totterdown, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. This may not be urgent, however.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A cracked arch would be reported here, for example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Totterdown and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Totterdown property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Totterdown Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a building in Totterdown near a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities. Totterdown surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of local factors and the bearing they have on the home and its value. House prices will probably be higher due to conservation areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - ugly satellite dishes



RICS surveyors will tell you if the home looks to be is designated and Section I of your Totterdown Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved changes that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Totterdown home built in the early 80s, but it has clay foundations. Will the Totterdown Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Totterdown home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Totterdown home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Totterdown, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. This may not be urgent, however.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. A cracked arch would be reported here, for example.

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