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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rotherham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rotherham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rotherham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rotherham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Rotherham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Rotherham property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Rotherham Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Rotherham. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. A large number of properties can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From collar ties to dormers, the whole roof should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

House Prices

I am going to buy a detached house in S65. The asking price is £131, 915. What different issues will your Rotherham RICS chartered surveyor take into account in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can affect property values ranging from the general economy to defects in the lease. You can try to benchmark prices the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The means house prices registered between July and October in 2012 was £123, 215, which is £8, 700 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £119, 499. 135, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2TZ a detached property was purchased for £624, 950 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The chartered surveyor will actually visit the property as well as considering the myriad of area influences affecting values.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant. Technically all forms are ultimately potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rotherham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Rotherham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Rotherham property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Rotherham Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Rotherham. What aspects of the loft will be looked into for the survey?

This is frequently addressed by RICS surveyors. A large number of properties can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof, for example, bad drainage. From collar ties to dormers, the whole roof should be reported on. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.



House Prices

I am going to buy a detached house in S65. The asking price is £131, 915. What different issues will your Rotherham RICS chartered surveyor take into account in the process of a home buyers survey ?

There are many factors that can affect property values ranging from the general economy to defects in the lease. You can try to benchmark prices the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The means house prices registered between July and October in 2012 was £123, 215, which is £8, 700 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £119, 499. 135, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2TZ a detached property was purchased for £624, 950 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The chartered surveyor will actually visit the property as well as considering the myriad of area influences affecting values.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be asbestos boards around radiators concealed in the house. What is asbestos, are there any risks, can it be handled easily and Should I be concerned?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as sprayed on coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sealant. Technically all forms are ultimately potentially deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to break asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

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