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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hanham

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hanham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hanham) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hanham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hanham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hanham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Hanham property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hanham property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Hanham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Hanham that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can highlight any number of problems e.g. horizontal visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems can be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Hanham survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Hanham. What will we need to investigate when purchasing an old building? Will the age of the structure be a problem?

Some purchasers hope to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be problematic. Structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. Mention this to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Hanham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Hanham property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Hanham property, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Hanham property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Hanham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian home in Hanham that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The effect is very aesthetic and is found on Victorian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors can highlight any number of problems e.g. horizontal visible cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath

Another example of problems could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems can be costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.



Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos wallpaper in the home. What is asbestos and can it be easily removed?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including asbestos packing in stud walls. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in central heating flues.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, never to move the asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Hanham survey. Your surveyor will report on possible asbestos during the survey and should recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Hanham. What will we need to investigate when purchasing an old building? Will the age of the structure be a problem?

Some purchasers hope to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be problematic. Structures featuring traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be unexpectedly hard to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may be required. Mention this to the chartered surveyor for more detail.

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