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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Corfe Castle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Corfe Castle

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Corfe Castle) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Corfe Castle

    This is an independent 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

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Corfe Castle and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Corfe Castle property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corfe Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Corfe Castle Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include removal of infected furniture. If you believe mites, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1890s home with stone walls. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Mountcharles Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Corfe Castle, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. J Suttle Swanage Quarries, California Quarry, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2QS for details. Call 01929 423576 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages for getting a the full structural survey in Corfe Castle instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a modified property?

Albeit conventionally referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many home buyers - they have been superseded by RICS Building Survey Commission a Building Survey for the house you describe. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified home of normal construction materials.

There are a few limitations exist with the survey because RICS chartered surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the building nor can they comment on efficiency of gas installations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Corfe Castle and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Corfe Castle property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corfe Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Corfe Castle Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the building we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Scare stories about property pests are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mites as minor annoyances.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pest problems may include removal of infected furniture. If you believe mites, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1890s home with stone walls. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

From Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone to Mountcharles Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Corfe Castle, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify use of traditional methods to maintain older walls.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. J Suttle Swanage Quarries, California Quarry, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2QS for details. Call 01929 423576 for more information.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages for getting a the full structural survey in Corfe Castle instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a modified property?

Albeit conventionally referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many home buyers - they have been superseded by RICS Building Survey Commission a Building Survey for the house you describe. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post fifties unmodified home of normal construction materials.

There are a few limitations exist with the survey because RICS chartered surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) open up the structure of the building nor can they comment on efficiency of gas installations.

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