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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 should I pick for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Roade

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Roade

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Roade) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Roade

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Roade and which is cheaper?

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

If the Roade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Roade property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Roade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may wet weather have on our new Roade building? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on Roade houses are not considered. If you have only seen the property on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, this is usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In

the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I expect to purchase I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Roade Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical check need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Roade surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Roade and which is cheaper?

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

If the Roade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Roade property's condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Roade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect may wet weather have on our new Roade building? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on Roade houses are not considered. If you have only seen the property on a dry day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that rainwater goods are under performing include rotten wooden gutters, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, this is usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not cleared out regularly, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In



the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the house I expect to purchase I saw that there is an unsafe electrical system, will a surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Roade Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as inspecting the type of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that an electrical check need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor check out the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your RICS surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances like ventilation of flue (if blocked). Your Roade surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests on the system. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

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