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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitehaven

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitehaven

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Whitehaven) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitehaven

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whitehaven and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Whitehaven property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Whitehaven property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Whitehaven Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet conditions have on our new house, and does our RICS surveyor in Whitehaven mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on your property are rarely paid due attention. Signs that gutters are at risk include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Whether buying in Whitehaven or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, unless they are disregarded. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Whitehaven, and think we saw signs of pests in the lounge. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Properties in Whitehaven are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pest problems may include removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Building Surveys on houses

When acquiring a derelict regency bungalow property in Whitehaven - is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have a new name and are now entitled the Building Surveys. When buying an unusual Whitehaven house, for example a period house - this is now the correct home survey. It summarises full and frequently critical information on the buildings construction and uses along with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Permanent outside buildings should be surveyed.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Whitehaven and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Whitehaven property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Whitehaven property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Whitehaven Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet conditions have on our new house, and does our RICS surveyor in Whitehaven mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

I find it odd that wet weather and the effect it can have on your property are rarely paid due attention. Signs that gutters are at risk include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.



Whether buying in Whitehaven or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy, unless they are disregarded. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Whitehaven, and think we saw signs of pests in the lounge. Will the Property Survey investigate this?

Properties in Whitehaven are not usually impacted by serious cases of pests, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for pest problems may include removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Building Surveys on houses

When acquiring a derelict regency bungalow property in Whitehaven - is it necessary to order a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys have a new name and are now entitled the Building Surveys. When buying an unusual Whitehaven house, for example a period house - this is now the correct home survey. It summarises full and frequently critical information on the buildings construction and uses along with any technical details after a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house.

. Permanent outside buildings should be surveyed.

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