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Valuation
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newtown

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newtown

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Newtown) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newtown

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newtown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Newtown property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Newtown property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newtown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods, and does our house surveyor in Newtown mention it? Where there is damage, what should we do?

Both in Newtown, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on your home are not considered by property buyers. As an example, rotten roofing elements may indicate that the downspouts are at risk. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Newtown or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Building Surveys on apartments

Should we upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a neglected regency garden apartment in Newtown?

Full Structural Surveys are now called the Building Surveys. Our advice would be to commission a Building Survey for the property you are considering. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later unmodified property built out of typical construction materials and methods. Bear in mind that certain restrictions exist with the survey as a Newtown surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the property of look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Newtown HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Newtown a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Newtown deciding whether or not to purchase a Newtown property. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Newtown property's construction. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a Newtown property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Discolouration of an asphalt roof is an example.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Newtown and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Newtown property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give comprehensive details of the Newtown property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Newtown Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider rainwater goods, and does our house surveyor in Newtown mention it? Where there is damage, what should we do?

Both in Newtown, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on your home are not considered by property buyers. As an example, rotten roofing elements may indicate that the downspouts are at risk. Blocked rainwater goods can result in collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Newtown or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair, if identified early. Where this is untreated or poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Building Surveys on apartments

Should we upgrade to full structural survey prior to buying a neglected regency garden apartment in Newtown?

Full Structural Surveys are now called the Building Surveys. Our advice would be to commission a Building Survey for the property you are considering. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid century or later unmodified property built out of typical construction materials and methods. Bear in mind that certain restrictions exist with the survey as a Newtown surveyor cannot (unless owners consent provided) force or open up the fabric of the property of look into the internal condition of chimneys.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

In a Newtown HomeBuyer Report, what might a Condition rating 3 mean for roof coverings?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give home buyers in Newtown a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers in Newtown deciding whether or not to purchase a Newtown property. The surveyor uses a scale between 1 and 3 to show how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Newtown property's construction. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. If a Newtown property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Roof coverings are comprehensively checked, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Discolouration of an asphalt roof is an example.

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