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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wigston

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wigston

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wigston) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wigston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wigston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Wigston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Wigston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Wigston House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. Which defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including displacement affect many stone-walled Wigston properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a doer-upper period cottage property in Wigston, is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a mid century or later Wigston property of conventional construction materials. If buying an unusual house e.g. an extended house in Wigston, this is now the most suitable survey to commission. Following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to the buyer going through in depth and notable professional advice about the condition of the house. There are certain limitations with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Wigston building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the period property I want to buy I think we saw that there is old wiring; does a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Wigston your surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Home surveyor will also give detail on things like the state of residual circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Wigston.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wigston and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Wigston property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Wigston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Wigston House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled converted barn. Which defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including displacement affect many stone-walled Wigston properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.



Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a doer-upper period cottage property in Wigston, is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as the Building Survey. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a mid century or later Wigston property of conventional construction materials. If buying an unusual house e.g. an extended house in Wigston, this is now the most suitable survey to commission. Following a thorough inspection of the accessible parts of the house, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to the buyer going through in depth and notable professional advice about the condition of the house. There are certain limitations with a Building Survey as a chartered surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the fabric of the of the Wigston building e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the period property I want to buy I think we saw that there is old wiring; does a surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Wigston your surveyor will usually make a note on the electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state. A Home surveyor will also give detail on things like the state of residual circuit breakers. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Wigston.

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