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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 building survey should I choose for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Robin Hood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Robin Hood

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Robin Hood) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Robin Hood

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing 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 property in Robin Hood and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Robin Hood property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Robin Hood property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Robin Hood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the mid-century home we intend to purchase we think we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Robin Hood the surveyor should make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor will also give detail on issues like inspecting the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical

wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor advise on the state of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas related appliances or installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Robin Hood RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they run any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may heavy rain have on a home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rain has on Robin Hood buildings is not given enough thought by buyers. For example, spalling masonry can often mean that the downspouts are blocked.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, 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.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Robin Hood and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Robin Hood property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer comprehensive details of the Robin Hood property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Robin Hood Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the mid-century home we intend to purchase we think we noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; will a surveyor write anything on the electrics?

When performing a Homebuyer Report in Robin Hood the surveyor should make a note on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory condition. The RICS surveyor will also give detail on issues like inspecting the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical



wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE advocate a periodic test is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor advise on the state of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the condition of the meter at the property, as well as gas related appliances or installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. Your Robin Hood RICS surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they run any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may heavy rain have on a home? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rain has on Robin Hood buildings is not given enough thought by buyers. For example, spalling masonry can often mean that the downspouts are blocked.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, 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.

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