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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Victoria Dock

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Victoria Dock

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Victoria Dock) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Victoria Dock

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Victoria Dock

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Victoria Dock and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Victoria Dock property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Victoria Dock property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Victoria Dock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am hoping to move into, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will the surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Victoria Dock the home surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. He or she should also report back on possible problems relating

to things like inspecting the condition of fitted appliances such as water heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should high levels of rainfall have on our new house in Victoria Dock? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by property buyers. For instance, corroded downspouts may indicate that the gutters are blocked. Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Victoria Dock buyers. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Victoria Dock home's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Victoria Dock and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Victoria Dock property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Victoria Dock property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Victoria Dock Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am hoping to move into, it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will the surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Victoria Dock the home surveyor should comment on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. He or she should also report back on possible problems relating



to things like inspecting the condition of fitted appliances such as water heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs). Verifying the location of the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should high levels of rainfall have on our new house in Victoria Dock? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by property buyers. For instance, corroded downspouts may indicate that the gutters are blocked. Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to resolve for a reasonable cost. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. What should we expect a HomeBuyer Report to include?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Victoria Dock buyers. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Victoria Dock home's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered.

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