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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 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Whitehaven include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. In order to determine the correct valuation your chartered surveyor should use local Whitehaven market factors and other things about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Whitehaven conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

House Prices

We are in the process of acquiring a detached house in Whitehaven (CA28) which is being marketed for £134, 844. What things does the surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Whitehaven ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices, for example local employment opportunities or whether the property is on an adopted road. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in Whitehaven at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £130, 844, which is £4, 000 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £129, 094. 3, Acer Grove, Whitehaven, Copeland, Cumbria, CA28 8BB a detached property sold for £85, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Whitehaven include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate. In order to determine the correct valuation your chartered surveyor should use local Whitehaven market factors and other things about the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also reflect on style of architecture and use key assumptions like it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Whitehaven conjectures, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant environmental problems like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the kitchen floor was uneven when we last viewed the home. What subsidence issues will the Building Survey inspect?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence.

Soil on ground which slopes downward is not as stable as that sitting flat and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. Signs of potential subsidence include doors and windows which stick.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

House Prices

We are in the process of acquiring a detached house in Whitehaven (CA28) which is being marketed for £134, 844. What things does the surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Whitehaven ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on house prices, for example local employment opportunities or whether the property is on an adopted road. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in Whitehaven at the same time for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £130, 844, which is £4, 000 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £129, 094. 3, Acer Grove, Whitehaven, Copeland, Cumbria, CA28 8BB a detached property sold for £85, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

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