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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Molesey

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Molesey

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Molesey) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Molesey

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Molesey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the West Molesey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the West Molesey property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Molesey Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in West Molesey. What will we need to think about when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the slate roof have on repairs?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a unique or characterful property. The age of a structure, however, can create issues for homeowners. West Molesey property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we expect to move into it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will a West Molesey Homebuyer Report advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in West Molesey the RICS surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she is trained to focus on issues like checking the condition of visible wiring. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in West Molesey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in West Molesey .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in West Molesey. Is there a flood risk, and will the West Molesey surveyor check possible flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of West Molesey and nationwide, is a serious concern for residents. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a HomeBuyer Report will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in West Molesey enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in West Molesey and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the West Molesey property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the West Molesey property's general condition as well as advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a West Molesey Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in West Molesey. What will we need to think about when purchasing an older property? What consequences will the slate roof have on repairs?

Many buyers would be interested in owning a unique or characterful property. The age of a structure, however, can create issues for homeowners. West Molesey property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed a sixties house we expect to move into it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will a West Molesey Homebuyer Report advise on any faults with the electrics?

When preparing a Home Survey in West Molesey the RICS surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she is trained to focus on issues like checking the condition of visible wiring. A check for the documentation from the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in West Molesey. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in West Molesey .

The IEE advocate that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) is carried out every ten years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in West Molesey. Is there a flood risk, and will the West Molesey surveyor check possible flood damage, or if other houses on the street have been affected?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of West Molesey and nationwide, is a serious concern for residents. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a HomeBuyer Report will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, advise on urgent repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home in West Molesey enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the estate agent about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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