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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 We inspect 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 in depth 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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On-going 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, unusual 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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leicester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leicester

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leicester) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional such as stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leicester

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Your questions answered by a RICS Surveyor in Leicester

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Updated: 20/10/14

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Leicester and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Leicester property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Leicester property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Leicester Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0845 519 9589 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the Leicester surveyor report on the safety of the gas flues?

A RICS surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as the meter location/position for example, as well as gas related gas installations in the house such as fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or housings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe firms in Leicester include LG Maintenance of 91 Newhaven Road, Leicester Tel. 07950280851 and A R Plumbing & Heating Solutions of 9 Tillingham Road, Leicester, Leicestershire Tel. 07877179918.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Leicester.

Stucco is just a type of render. Typically stucco is layered over brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is found on Georgian houses for example. It used to contain lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Leicester Building Surveys can report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water leading to problems with damp.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local expert contact SMJ Construction, 15, Homemead Avenue, Leicester, LE4 0LN Tel. 07976 316902

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 16th Century converted stable in Leicester. Will repairs costs be higher?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a farmstead. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Leicester homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to maintain. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. .

Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced. Built between 1120 and 1220, Castle, Hall is an example of a traditional property in Leicester.

Recent Leicester Surveyor Reports

  • Blocked cement valley prevents drainage

    By Scott Oke September 29th, 2012

    During a recent Building Survey carried out on a 3-bedroom detached house in the North West, it was noted that there was a very narrow cement valley to the side of the roof, blocked by debris and weeds, preventing good drainage. In and of itself, this was not a dramatic issue, and could be easily...

  • Weeds growing through flat roof in poor repair

    By Stewart Heasman September 29th, 2012

    Questions from potential buyers about the state of a property's roof are very common due to the high cost of repair. The time required to carry out roof repairs can also often mean serious disruption for new home owners. Over the past few decades, bituminous felt roofs (often referred to as...