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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 Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ilkeston

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ilkeston

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ilkeston) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ilkeston

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ilkeston and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ilkeston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Ilkeston property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ilkeston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmstead. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Some purchasers would like to own a home with character, such as a Tudor home. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Discuss this with your surveyor for further advice.

Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation as part of the survey, as well as gas associated appliances for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. However, the Ilkeston qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Of course, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas fittings or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Derbyshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Christopher John Muxlow of 197 Ladywood Road, Kirkhallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire Tel. 01159325949 and Premier Heating and Plumbing of 47 Duke Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire Tel. 01159309092.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 legally require landlords to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Ilkeston and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ilkeston property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give comprehensive details of the Ilkeston property's general condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Ilkeston Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am purchasing a farmstead. Will the age of the building be a problem?

Some purchasers would like to own a home with character, such as a Tudor home. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can worry purchasers. Property built using traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. Discuss this with your surveyor for further advice.



Gas flame

Will the surveyor inspect the safety of the gas heaters?

Your RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the mains gas installation as part of the survey, as well as gas associated appliances for example - fixed external ventilation hearths. However, the Ilkeston qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Of course, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas fittings or if you smell gas, call a gas engineer.

Derbyshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Christopher John Muxlow of 197 Ladywood Road, Kirkhallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire Tel. 01159325949 and Premier Heating and Plumbing of 47 Duke Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire Tel. 01159309092.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 legally require landlords to conduct appliance and installation inspections every 12 months and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will pests affect the purchase price of a house. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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