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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 Andover

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Andover

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Andover) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Andover

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Andover and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Andover property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Andover property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Andover Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including Fuse box. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos is costly must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Andover home survey. However they will note possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Andover. Is there any Flemish Diagonal bond maintenance advice we should be aware of?? What impact do Andover environmental conditions have?

Andover properties with brick walls can be subject to numerous defects, from frost damaged pointing to badly applied render. One frequently reported defect is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Nick Heap Brickwork Services Ltd, Sanserra House/Mayfield Rd, Bournemouth, BH9 1TF on 07966 521513 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Andover should consider that a number of styles feature in construction throughout Andover. One example is running, or stretcher, bond. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Damaged Render

What will the Andover Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Andover that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over red brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be prone to defect and Andover Home Buyers Suveys frequently highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Andover and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Andover property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Andover property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Andover Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a brown asbestos coating spayed on beams affecting the flat. What is asbestos and can it be remedied?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including Fuse box. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic sound absorption qualities and it may be found in flooring materials.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre is not deadly.

If discovered, one must be careful not to move it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of asbestos is costly must always be completed by experts.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Andover home survey. However they will note possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Andover. Is there any Flemish Diagonal bond maintenance advice we should be aware of?? What impact do Andover environmental conditions have?

Andover properties with brick walls can be subject to numerous defects, from frost damaged pointing to badly applied render. One frequently reported defect is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Nick Heap Brickwork Services Ltd, Sanserra House/Mayfield Rd, Bournemouth, BH9 1TF on 07966 521513 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Andover should consider that a number of styles feature in construction throughout Andover. One example is running, or stretcher, bond. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Damaged Render

What will the Andover Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) home in Andover that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a form of render. Typically stucco is layered over red brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. it can be prone to defect and Andover Home Buyers Suveys frequently highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture leading to damp problems. Other potential problems might include sulphate attack from salts sucked out of bricks. Re-applying problems with stucco may be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

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