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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ashbourne

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ashbourne

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ashbourne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ashbourne

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ashbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Ashbourne property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ashbourne property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ashbourne Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home in Ashbourne constructed Hopton Wood stone. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Poor quality Paint can often cause problems for houses with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Ashbourne are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions

include replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more information, get in touch with a local firm. Stone Works Ltd of Express Court Yard, Luke La, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BY, for example, could assist.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a building constructed in 1740? Will the home's age be a problem?

Use of traditional methods can concern buyers. Ashbourne houses showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Do I need to get a full structural survey prior to buying a derelict forties purpose built flat in Ashbourne?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Ashbourne home, for example an unloved flat, this is now the most appropriate choice. It will typically give thorough and crucial professional advice about the homes condition along with any technical details after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the flat. Also flat conversions make a full survey more complicated - so the surveyor is only authorised go over the flat itself although he/she exist communal parts like e.g. security. For a more detailed comparison of survey types click here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Ashbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Ashbourne property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Ashbourne property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ashbourne Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home in Ashbourne constructed Hopton Wood stone. Are there any major factors that we should be aware of?

Poor quality Paint can often cause problems for houses with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built houses can vary greatly, with issues like mould being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Ashbourne are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions



include replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

For more information, get in touch with a local firm. Stone Works Ltd of Express Court Yard, Luke La, Brailsford, Ashbourne, DE6 3BY, for example, could assist.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a building constructed in 1740? Will the home's age be a problem?

Use of traditional methods can concern buyers. Ashbourne houses showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your surveyor for further advice.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Do I need to get a full structural survey prior to buying a derelict forties purpose built flat in Ashbourne?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey. When buying an unconventional Ashbourne home, for example an unloved flat, this is now the most appropriate choice. It will typically give thorough and crucial professional advice about the homes condition along with any technical details after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts of the flat. Also flat conversions make a full survey more complicated - so the surveyor is only authorised go over the flat itself although he/she exist communal parts like e.g. security. For a more detailed comparison of survey types click here.

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