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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Appleton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Appleton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Appleton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for unconventional such as timber wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Appleton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Appleton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Appleton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Appleton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Appleton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Appleton property but are worried about pests. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Appleton property may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps and destruction of tainted materials. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Appleton building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the market value the valuer will use local Appleton market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Appleton surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

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 also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Appleton area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Appleton environmental problems like local Appleton industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

A chartered surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. Your Appleton qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't run any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Appleton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Appleton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Appleton property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information get a Appleton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Appleton property but are worried about pests. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Any questions about pests affecting a Appleton property may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Signs may not be obvious, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include traps and destruction of tainted materials. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your property surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Appleton building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise the market value the valuer will use local Appleton market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location. Your Appleton surveyor will also consider materials used and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property isn't on a land fill site.

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 also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal problems such as your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Appleton area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any Appleton environmental problems like local Appleton industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas mains supply?

A chartered surveyor will visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the mains is connected at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. Your Appleton qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings and he or she won't run any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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