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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cottesmore

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cottesmore

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cottesmore) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cottesmore

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Cottesmore and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cottesmore property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cottesmore property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Cottesmore House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house for example - flue/chimney maintenance. Your Cottesmore RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove the gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our residential surveyor investigate any water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can all result in extensive flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Cottesmore.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I expect to purchase, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Cottesmore Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Homebuyer Report in Cottesmore your RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. He or she will also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Cottesmore and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Cottesmore property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the property, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cottesmore property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Cottesmore House Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for instance, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house for example - flue/chimney maintenance. Your Cottesmore RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove the gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the system. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer immediately.



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our residential surveyor investigate any water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage can all result in extensive flooding. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via air bricks. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The surveyor will usually recommend that the home buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Cottesmore.

*This information correct - 4th Jan 2013

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the thirties house I expect to purchase, it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, will a Cottesmore Homebuyer Report write anything on the general state of the electrical system?

During a Homebuyer Report in Cottesmore your RICS surveyor should usually comment on the state of the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. He or she will also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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