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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cockermouth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cockermouth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cockermouth) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cockermouth

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cockermouth and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockermouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cockermouth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cockermouth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a converted Victorian detached property - is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a 60 year old or less Cockermouth home made out of typical building materials. When buying an unusual house like an older house, this is now the correct choice of home survey. After a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a formal written report will be sent to you detailing in depth and crucial professional advice in relation to the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with any

survey because your surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Cockermouth building for example removing loft contents.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency semi detached home in Cockermouth.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Commonly it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Cockermouth commonly discover defects like trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Remedying problems can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat in the region Broughton Craggs Phase 2 and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial refuse. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England including Cockermouth. Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health problems like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cockermouth will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Allerdale Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cockermouth and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cockermouth property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will offer a thorough analysis of the Cockermouth property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Cockermouth Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

When investing in a converted Victorian detached property - is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as the Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a 60 year old or less Cockermouth home made out of typical building materials. When buying an unusual house like an older house, this is now the correct choice of home survey. After a thorough survey of the accessible parts, a formal written report will be sent to you detailing in depth and crucial professional advice in relation to the construction of the house. There will be certain limitations with any



survey because your surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Cockermouth building for example removing loft contents.

Damaged Render

What will a RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered regency semi detached home in Cockermouth.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of render. Commonly it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Cockermouth commonly discover defects like trapped moisture resulting in the surface falling away.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from underlying brickwork. Remedying problems can be difficult as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat in the region Broughton Craggs Phase 2 and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial refuse. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England including Cockermouth. Concerns include heavy metals. Potential health problems like birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Cockermouth will notice structural issues linked to the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases in addition to Allerdale Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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