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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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Which Home Survey should I choose for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bestwood

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bestwood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bestwood) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard e.g. thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bestwood

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Bestwood property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bestwood property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Bestwood Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

For a Bestwood residential property, one example could be a missing or cracked chimney cap. Elements of the property covered by this section are inspected visually as required. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers in Bestwood. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Some types may be in building materials such as paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms (including white) are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey, instead of a Homebuyer Report on period townhouse ?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a while ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified property of standard construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the suitable one to go for the house mentioned. Following an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the purchaser specifying comprehensive and critical details in relation to the construction materials used on the house.

There are certain provisos exist with any survey as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the property nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Bestwood property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bestwood property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Bestwood Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact can a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

For a Bestwood residential property, one example could be a missing or cracked chimney cap. Elements of the property covered by this section are inspected visually as required. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the house. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers in Bestwood. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.



Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Some types may be in building materials such as paper lining.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in painted over ceilings. Technically all forms (including white) are hazardous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken ASAP. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should offer advice.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying more money for a full structural survey, instead of a Homebuyer Report on period townhouse ?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a while ago by RICS. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified property of standard construction materials. The Building Survey is certainly the suitable one to go for the house mentioned. Following an exhaustive inspection of the accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the purchaser specifying comprehensive and critical details in relation to the construction materials used on the house.

There are certain provisos exist with any survey as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the property nor can they investigate the internal state of any flues.

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