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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 Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitchurch

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitchurch

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Whitchurch) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitchurch

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whitchurch and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Whitchurch property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Whitchurch property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Whitchurch House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Whitchurch, and does our chartered surveyor mention it? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Both in Whitchurch, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on a property is ignored. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include "gushing" gutters. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into when purchasing a period property in Whitchurch inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor must have knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect may have on the home and its value. Prices tends to be inflated because of them being in good order.

RICS surveyors are expected tell you whether the location could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the property may be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal adviser.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we intend to move into it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Whitchurch Homebuyer Report advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Home Survey in Whitchurch the surveyor will comment on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. A professional surveyor is required to give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Whitchurch and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Whitchurch property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Whitchurch property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Whitchurch House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Whitchurch, and does our chartered surveyor mention it? Could damaged guttering lower the property value?

Both in Whitchurch, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rainfall has on a property is ignored. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include "gushing" gutters. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into when purchasing a period property in Whitchurch inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities. Your surveyor must have knowledge of relevant local factors and the effect may have on the home and its value. Prices tends to be inflated because of them being in good order.

RICS surveyors are expected tell you whether the location could be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions to the property may be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your legal adviser.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited a sixties house we intend to move into it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Whitchurch Homebuyer Report advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Home Survey in Whitchurch the surveyor will comment on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. A professional surveyor is required to give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that an electrical system check should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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