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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 one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Griffithstown

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Griffithstown

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Griffithstown) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Griffithstown

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Griffithstown and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Griffithstown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Griffithstown property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Griffithstown Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Griffithstown property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. In Griffithstown, examples include any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Elements of the property covered by this section are reviewed by eye with binoculars where appropriate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into guttering? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Griffithstown and across the country, but heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on Griffithstown houses are not given more thought. If you have only seen the house in the Summer, problems are unlikely to be visible. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am interested to purchase it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Griffithstown survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Griffithstown the RICS surveyor will typically comment on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a general view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of issues like examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Griffithstown.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Griffithstown and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Griffithstown property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Griffithstown property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Griffithstown Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Griffithstown property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show the impact on the property individual defects may have. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. In Griffithstown, examples include any visible cracks on the chimney stack. Elements of the property covered by this section are reviewed by eye with binoculars where appropriate.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into guttering? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Regular rainfall is common in Griffithstown and across the country, but heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on Griffithstown houses are not given more thought. If you have only seen the house in the Summer, problems are unlikely to be visible. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I am interested to purchase it looked like there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit - will a Griffithstown survey report on the wiring and fusebox?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Griffithstown the RICS surveyor will typically comment on the overall electrical system if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. This should include a general view of the unconcealed areas of the wiring or fusebox on top of issues like examining the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Griffithstown.

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