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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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Which Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hermon

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hermon

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Hermon) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hermon

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hermon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Hermon property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Hermon property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Hermon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with subsidence being a common example. In Hermon's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hermon house's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier,

and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be a problem?

Hermon property with no other major issues will suffer problems like mould. From purlins to valley gutters, every part of the roof will be considered. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

Chimney stacks

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

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but this may not be urgent. Section E elements are visually inspected using binoculars where appropriate. An obstructed flue or vent pipe, for example, would be reported here.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Hermon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Hermon property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Hermon property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Hermon House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will a Building Survey look into this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house, with subsidence being a common example. In Hermon's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hermon house's foundations, forcing them inward.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier,



and keep repair costs manageable. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic caused problems in the past, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the loft be a problem?

Hermon property with no other major issues will suffer problems like mould. From purlins to valley gutters, every part of the roof will be considered. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

Chimney stacks

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

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how concerning each aspect of the report is. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but this may not be urgent. Section E elements are visually inspected using binoculars where appropriate. An obstructed flue or vent pipe, for example, would be reported here.

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