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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coxhoe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coxhoe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Coxhoe) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coxhoe

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. 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, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal of infected furniture.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position as part of the Coxhoe survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. However, the Coxhoe qualified RICS surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone create more problems for buyers? What should we look in to?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects affecting stone-built Coxhoe buildings can vary, staining being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about an infestation affecting properties nearby. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. 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, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning and removal of infected furniture.



Gas flame

Does the local surveyor examine the condition of the gas heaters?

The chartered surveyor will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position as part of the Coxhoe survey, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. However, the Coxhoe qualified RICS surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will they carry out any tests of any kind on the system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Stone block wall damage

Can property built with stone create more problems for buyers? What should we look in to?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Defects affecting stone-built Coxhoe buildings can vary, staining being relatively common. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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