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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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What HomeBuyers Survey is right for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rothbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rothbury

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Rothbury) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rothbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rothbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rothbury property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Rothbury property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rothbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I want to purchase it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Rothbury survey advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Rothbury your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. Your surveyor will also give detail on issues like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Rothbury.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of vermin in the hall. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Rothbury. An affected house may not always be easy to identify. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Rothbury and are looking for buildings with handmade bricks. What suggestions can a Rothbury surveyor make? What impact do Rothbury environmental conditions have?

Brick-built Rothbury homes do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be subject to diverse problems. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. VEG Services at 61 Pant Glas, Cardiff, CF23 7EW on 029 2073 6195.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rothbury and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Rothbury property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Rothbury property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rothbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I want to purchase it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Rothbury survey advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Rothbury your RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsafe condition. Your surveyor will also give detail on issues like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. Verifying the location of the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Rothbury.



Verifying the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of vermin in the hall. Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Rothbury. An affected house may not always be easy to identify. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Rothbury and are looking for buildings with handmade bricks. What suggestions can a Rothbury surveyor make? What impact do Rothbury environmental conditions have?

Brick-built Rothbury homes do benefit from many advantages. Unfortunately, they also be subject to diverse problems. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. VEG Services at 61 Pant Glas, Cardiff, CF23 7EW on 029 2073 6195.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include ornamental chimneys, particularly common in Tudor-period property. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

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