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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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Which Home Survey is the correct choice for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heath

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heath

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Heath) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as a wood frame or older property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heath

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Heath and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Heath property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Heath property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Heath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Heath.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. it can be prone to defect and Heath surveyors commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems can be expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.

External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Heath are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Undulating brick walls would be reported here, for example.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as artex.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in the home appliances for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to break it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Heath home survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Heath and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Heath property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Heath property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Heath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Heath.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form a smooth and even finish. The effect is very grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses. it can be prone to defect and Heath surveyors commonly highlight potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when movement of the underlying wall can lead to cracking of the surface. Other issues might result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating problems can be expensive as craftsmen are getting rarer.



External walls

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual Condition rating 3 defects affecting main walls?

Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. In some cases, such a rating may indicate further expert opinion is needed before an accurate statement can be given. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Heath are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Undulating brick walls would be reported here, for example.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a possibility of asbestos wallpaper present in property. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials such as artex.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in the home appliances for example. Technically all forms are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken never to break it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Heath home survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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