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Valuation
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alston

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Alston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alston

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alston and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Alston property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Alston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I intend to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Alston surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Alston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically remark on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive examination of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas like checking that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey in Alston. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a property near Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings , will this affect the property's value?

Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Parkin'S Stones, Cairn and Perry'S Dam.. Your RICS valuer will include many local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Alston. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in CA9. It is on the market for £166, 825. What will the Alston qualified RICS surveyor evaluate during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from proximity to road noise to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to consider the prices of house achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £161, 625, which is £5, 200 less than £166, 825 (£124, 417 was the blended house/flat average). 7, Bruntley Meadows, Alston, Eden, Cumbria, CA9 3UX a detached home sold for £217, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A RICS surveyor should attend the house in addition to factoring in the variety of area factors that can impact on values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Alston and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Alston property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it will offer comprehensive details of the Alston property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Alston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the unmodernised property I intend to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board - does a the Alston surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Alston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will typically remark on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive examination of any uncovered sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas like checking that the supplementary bonding is in the correct place or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey in Alston. .

Examining the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.



The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) need be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a property near Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings , will this affect the property's value?

Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Parkin'S Stones, Cairn and Perry'S Dam.. Your RICS valuer will include many local factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Alston. Visit the English Heritage website for further information on Fletcheras Rake Lead Workings.

House Prices

I want to buy a property in CA9. It is on the market for £166, 825. What will the Alston qualified RICS surveyor evaluate during a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from proximity to road noise to whether it is near the coast or has a coastal view. It often helps to consider the prices of house achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £161, 625, which is £5, 200 less than £166, 825 (£124, 417 was the blended house/flat average). 7, Bruntley Meadows, Alston, Eden, Cumbria, CA9 3UX a detached home sold for £217, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A RICS surveyor should attend the house in addition to factoring in the variety of area factors that can impact on values.

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