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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Totton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Totton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Totton) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Totton

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Totton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Totton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Totton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Totton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney repair advice, can a Totton surveyor help?

Brick homes be affected by a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One problem often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A C Brickwork & Builders may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01689 619081 or 22 Gladwell Rd, Bromley, BR1 4DA.

For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying a bit more for a full structural survey when buying an apartment ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Totton apartment of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If you are contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a dilapidated apartment in Totton, it is the best home survey to opt for. Following an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and crucial details about the construction of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Totton apartment for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a dovecot in Totton. What effect will the architecture have on repairs?

For traditionally-built Totton property, age can create issues for homeowners, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be expensive to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Totton listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If you are uncertain, speak to your RICS surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Totton and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Totton property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Totton property's state of repair as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Totton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need brick chimney repair advice, can a Totton surveyor help?

Brick homes be affected by a range of defects, including inadequate damp-proofing and spalling. Any such issues ought to be reported on, with repair advice also supplied. One problem often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. A C Brickwork & Builders may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01689 619081 or 22 Gladwell Rd, Bromley, BR1 4DA.



For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it worth paying a bit more for a full structural survey when buying an apartment ?

The Building Survey is now the correct term for the Structural Survey following its renaming a couple of years ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report is enough if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Totton apartment of normal building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof. If you are contemplating the buying of an unconventional property like a dilapidated apartment in Totton, it is the best home survey to opt for. Following an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report is dispatched to the prospective buyer running through comprehensive and crucial details about the construction of the home. There will be certain limitations with any survey because a local surveyor wont be able to open up the fabric of the of the Totton apartment for example removing the contents of cupboards.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a dovecot in Totton. What effect will the architecture have on repairs?

For traditionally-built Totton property, age can create issues for homeowners, and Properties showcasing traditional methods can be expensive to repair. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for Totton listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If you are uncertain, speak to your RICS surveyor for more information.

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