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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Walton

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walton

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Walton) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this option for non standard e.g. timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Walton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Walton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Walton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Walton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. inert rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Walton will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Tendring Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we expect to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Homebuyer Report in Walton report on the electrical system?

When preparing a Walton Home Survey the RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory condition. Your surveyor should also report on issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rainfall have on a home?

Both in Walton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is not considered by property buyers. If you have visited the house on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include damp stains around drainage, and may lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to repair. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Walton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Walton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Walton property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Walton Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property proximate to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. inert rubbish. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Walton will find structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Tendring Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we expect to move into it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a Homebuyer Report in Walton report on the electrical system?

When preparing a Walton Home Survey the RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory condition. Your surveyor should also report on issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could heavy rainfall have on a home?

Both in Walton, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately this issue is not considered by property buyers. If you have visited the house on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include damp stains around drainage, and may lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank. Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to repair. If not cared for, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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