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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 Walton on the Hill

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Walton on the Hill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Walton on the Hill) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Walton on the Hill

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Walton on the Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Walton on the Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Walton on the Hill property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Walton on the Hill House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted flat in Walton on the Hill in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Walton on the Hill surveyors must possess local knowledge of local factors and the connection may have with the building and its value. The price of property is generally higher which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the house is or might be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions to the building may be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we are intending to purchase we think we noticed that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Walton on the Hill advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Walton on the Hill the RICS surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report back on things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Walton on the Hill.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a PIR should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment property in Walton on the Hill. What considerations will a Walton on the Hill surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Walton on the Hill ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example the amount of ground rent payable or the direction the house faces. .

In order for home buyers to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A qualified RICS surveyor should actually visit the property in addition to allowing for the long list of issues that can impact on values.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Walton on the Hill and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Walton on the Hill property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Walton on the Hill property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Walton on the Hill House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted flat in Walton on the Hill in conservation area ?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Walton on the Hill surveyors must possess local knowledge of local factors and the connection may have with the building and its value. The price of property is generally higher which is down to the areas being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the house is or might be is designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions to the building may be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.



Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we are intending to purchase we think we noticed that there is an old fuse board - does a Homebuyer Report in Walton on the Hill advise electrical defects?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Walton on the Hill the RICS surveyor will usually comment on the state of the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. A Chartered surveyor should also report back on things like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Walton on the Hill.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a PIR should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting).

House Prices

There is a potentially interesting investment property in Walton on the Hill. What considerations will a Walton on the Hill surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Walton on the Hill ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for example the amount of ground rent payable or the direction the house faces. .

In order for home buyers to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

A qualified RICS surveyor should actually visit the property in addition to allowing for the long list of issues that can impact on values.

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