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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Workington

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Workington

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Workington) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Workington

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Workington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Workington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Workington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Workington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation. It is found all over the world including the US.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of it is dear but must be conducted

by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I am hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board , does a Workington survey write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Workington your RICS surveyor will add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include an overview or examination of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of things like verifying the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 18th Century converted stable in Workington. What impact will the rafter roof have on maintenance?

Some buyers would like to own a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Workington property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Materials suitable for the work may be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Workington and which is cheaper?

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

If the Workington property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Workington property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Workington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos, what are the risks and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a harmful substance. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation. It is found all over the world including the US.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a single fibre will not kill you.

If discovered, one must be careful never to displace asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of it is dear but must be conducted



by professionals. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. However they will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I am hoping to acquire, it appeared that there is an old fuse board , does a Workington survey write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Workington your RICS surveyor will add detail on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This will include an overview or examination of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of things like verifying the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example storage heaters or checking the state of a representative sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 18th Century converted stable in Workington. What impact will the rafter roof have on maintenance?

Some buyers would like to own a old, characterful home one day. Vernacular architecture, however, can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Workington property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Materials suitable for the work may be required.

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