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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Sussex

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Sussex

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in West Sussex) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example mundic or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Sussex

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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  • Building Survey
    Ivy Crescent, Bognor Regis, PO22

Home Buyers Survey West Sussex

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Sussex property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Sussex property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a West Sussex House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for buyers in West Sussexwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From parapet walls to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in West Sussex, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in West Sussex will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist

that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact G A Roofing of 121 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor Regis, PO22 9LF on 0800-037 1544 for a quote.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older farmhouse in West Sussex. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Built in around 1595, the Averys in Rusper is an example of a traditional Post Medieval-period house.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Buildings built prior to the mid eighties will in all probability contain some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in Artex for example. It was primarily mined in the US.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos may be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a West Sussex survey. Your West Sussex surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Sussex property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the West Sussex property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a West Sussex House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What aspects of the roof will be looked into?

This is a common concern for buyers in West Sussexwho have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. A large number of properties can be blighted by issues with the roof like. From parapet walls to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in West Sussex, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in West Sussex will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist



that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact G A Roofing of 121 Sunningdale Gardens, Bognor Regis, PO22 9LF on 0800-037 1544 for a quote.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing an older farmhouse in West Sussex. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character. Older construction methods and materials, however, can concern buyers. Houses showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Built in around 1595, the Averys in Rusper is an example of a traditional Post Medieval-period house.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be signs of asbestos textured coatings situated in the building. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Buildings built prior to the mid eighties will in all probability contain some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials such as boards around radiators.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in Artex for example. It was primarily mined in the US.

All forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. In fact breathing in a single fibre is not fatal.

If found, care should be taken not to move asbestos and expert advice must be taken urgently. Getting rid of asbestos may be dear and must always be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a West Sussex survey. Your West Sussex surveyor should note suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

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