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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 Building Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Parkstone

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Parkstone

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Parkstone) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for non standard e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Parkstone

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Parkstone and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Parkstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Parkstone property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Parkstone House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with leaks in the roof. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes will suffer problems like ponding. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheathing to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor

has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Parkstone roofing contractor for the job itself. Call A A Roofing of 1-202 Sandbanks Rd, Poole, BH14 8HA on 01202 737538 to request a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it best to choose a full structural survey prior to buying a converted period mansion maisonette in Parkstone?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. When buying an unusual home, for example an older house, Building Survey is now the best choice of home survey to get. After a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer running through thorough and important details about the state of repair of the home. There are several no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind because a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Parkstone building e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Parkstone and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Parkstone property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Parkstone property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Parkstone House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with leaks in the roof. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes will suffer problems like ponding. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the sheathing to the ridge flashing. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Roof upkeep need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor



has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Parkstone roofing contractor for the job itself. Call A A Roofing of 1-202 Sandbanks Rd, Poole, BH14 8HA on 01202 737538 to request a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a property. What should we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, infestations can impact a home's worth and affect the health of residents. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for bug or other pest issues may include use of insecticides and removal or excision of affected timber. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it best to choose a full structural survey prior to buying a converted period mansion maisonette in Parkstone?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. When buying an unusual home, for example an older house, Building Survey is now the best choice of home survey to get. After a thorough inspection of any accessible parts of the house, the surveyor's formal report is sent to the prospective buyer running through thorough and important details about the state of repair of the home. There are several no go areas with any residential survey to bear in mind because a chartered surveyor will not be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Parkstone building e.g. undoing electrical fittings.

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