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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Shirley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Shirley

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Shirley) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Shirley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Upper Shirley, and think we saw signs of bugs in the shower room. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Upper Shirley. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example flooring materials. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including white are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Upper Shirley building survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that damage to the parapet had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roofing will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. From ridge flashing to decking, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Upper Shirley, and think we saw signs of bugs in the shower room. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Pests like termites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Upper Shirley. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be painted over, but loose asbestos situated in the apartment. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example flooring materials. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace.

All forms including white are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Upper Shirley building survey. Surveyors will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that damage to the parapet had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roofing will be checked?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be blighted by difficulties with the roof. From ridge flashing to decking, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Repairs to a dilapidated roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor can provide an estimate.

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