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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 Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grangetown

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grangetown

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Grangetown) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard , for example cellared or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grangetown

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Grangetown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Grangetown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Grangetown property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Grangetown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Grangetown , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our RICS surveyor look for?

Grangetown property in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From the eaves to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grangetown, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Call Ganda Roofing of 39 Shaftesbury Rd, Middlesbrough, TS6 9BE on 01642 273366 for a quote.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the correct valuation your independent surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Grangetown market as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and draw upon key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors disregard certain things like sales incentives. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Grangetown.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is very attractive and was common on some Victorian properties for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly highlight defects for example, when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other issues could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Remedying problems can be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Grangetown and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Grangetown property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Grangetown property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Grangetown Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Grangetown , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What will our RICS surveyor look for?

Grangetown property in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing problems, such as. From the eaves to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Grangetown, but it is a health and safety necessity. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal. Call Ganda Roofing of 39 Shaftesbury Rd, Middlesbrough, TS6 9BE on 01642 273366 for a quote.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage) and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the correct valuation your independent surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Grangetown market as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and draw upon key assumptions like the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors disregard certain things like sales incentives. It will also be assumed that there is an absence of any costly legal issues e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Further area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damaged Render

What will my Chartered Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered house in Grangetown.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is very attractive and was common on some Victorian properties for example. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly highlight defects for example, when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracks. Other issues could result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Remedying problems can be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

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