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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ferndown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ferndown

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Ferndown) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ferndown

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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Home Buyers Survey Ferndown

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ferndown and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ferndown property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ferndown property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Ferndown Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndown include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair local Ferndown market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal issues e.g. no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndown conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco house in Ferndown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a specific type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly appealing and is/was was often applied to Georgian houses for example. It is similar to plaster in its nature. Stucco is often problematic and Ferndown surveyors can highlight any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a Ferndown property? Will the Ferndown property surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Ferndown and across the country, but the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is often overlooked by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ferndown and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Ferndown property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ferndown property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Ferndown Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Ferndown include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. In order to determine the valuation your RICS valuer will pair local Ferndown market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size. Surveyors also reflect on certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings.

It will be assumed that there aren't any problematic legal issues e.g. no problematic restrictions. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Ferndown conjectures, for example issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What will your Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco house in Ferndown that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a specific type of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like appearance. The effect is highly appealing and is/was was often applied to Georgian houses for example. It is similar to plaster in its nature. Stucco is often problematic and Ferndown surveyors can highlight any number of problems such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated prone to damage from frost. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in diagnosing damp underneath. Remedying problems with stucco can be expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact should high levels of rainfall have on a Ferndown property? Will the Ferndown property surveyor report on this? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Ferndown and across the country, but the impact heavy rainfall can have on homes is often overlooked by home buyers. If you have only seen the property you intend to purchase in dry conditions, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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