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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Waterlooville

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Waterlooville

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Waterlooville) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Waterlooville

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Waterlooville and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Waterlooville property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Waterlooville property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Waterlooville House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Waterlooville HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents.

Quite a common example is splitting of roof elements. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, provided that access is possible.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including Chrysotile are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will be costly but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmstead. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A property's age can sometimes be an issue. Waterlooville property built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Waterlooville and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Waterlooville property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Waterlooville property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Waterlooville House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Waterlooville HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

Matters which require urgent action are highlighted with a 'red' or condition rating of 3. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents.

Quite a common example is splitting of roof elements. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, provided that access is possible.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there is a risk of asbestos insulating board affecting the house. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms including Chrysotile are pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a one fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to displace it and expert advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos will be costly but absolutely must be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmstead. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

A property's age can sometimes be an issue. Waterlooville property built with traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may make the final cost hard to predict. If the residence you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your building surveyor for more information.

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