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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Belper

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Belper

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Belper) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example wychert or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Belper

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Belper and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Belper property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Belper property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Belper property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Belper Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick maintenance advice for the Victorian house we are buying? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick Belper property will show signs of numerous defects. This could be anything from cracks to DPC failure. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. Artisan at 1 Adbolton Ave, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3NB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0115-956 2097.

Buyers in Belper should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours are used in properties built throughout the ages. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Belper, and can a Belper RICS surveyor consider flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing older property in Belper? Will the property's age be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners. Belper homes built with traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as suitable timber, , which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Belper and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Belper property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the Belper property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Belper property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Belper Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick maintenance advice for the Victorian house we are buying? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick Belper property will show signs of numerous defects. This could be anything from cracks to DPC failure. For example, patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface and may require immediate attention. Artisan at 1 Adbolton Ave, Gedling, Nottingham, NG4 3NB should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0115-956 2097.



Buyers in Belper should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours are used in properties built throughout the ages. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Belper, and can a Belper RICS surveyor consider flood damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and property purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including badly fitted air bricks.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Building Survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property is at risk.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing older property in Belper? Will the property's age be an issue?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can create issues for homeowners. Belper homes built with traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as suitable timber, , which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.

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