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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Alford) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alford

    This is a professional valuation . This 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 Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Alford property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Alford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a home in Alford. Will a Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Alford buyers, with soil compaction or compression and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracks along the garage floor. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Alford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Alford Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Alford property will include a surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost. To fully consider the valuation your surveyor will refer to local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. A Building survey does not 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. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Additional local area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like Alford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a home near Asloun Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Asloun Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local monuments of interest include Cairn Head, Cairn, Cothiemuir Hill and Culfork.. The surveyor will include all local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Alford. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Asloun Castle.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Alford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Alford property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Alford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a home in Alford. Will a Building Survey look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Alford buyers, with soil compaction or compression and movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content being relatively common. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change, such as cracks along the garage floor. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Alford, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Alford Surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees e.g legal fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Alford property will include a surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost. To fully consider the valuation your surveyor will refer to local property market knowledge and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials. A Building survey does not 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. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any major legal problems e.g. your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Additional local area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like Alford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a home near Asloun Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Asloun Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other local monuments of interest include Cairn Head, Cairn, Cothiemuir Hill and Culfork.. The surveyor will include all local and regional criteria during the home buyers survey in Alford. Visit the English Heritage website for more details on Asloun Castle.

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