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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is right for my potential property purchase in Settle?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Settle

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Settle

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Settle) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone slab roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Settle

    This is an impartial valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free 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 house in Settle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Settle property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Settle property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Settle Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will call upon awareness of the Settle property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: square metres Your Settle surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a

nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Settle house, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. A fairly common example may be missing seam runout on a bitumen roof. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we intend to purchase it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses, will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Settle your RICS surveyor should usually mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a by sight check of any revealed sections of the wiring on top of concerns such as checking the state of the visible wiring. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Settle property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you comprehensive details of the Settle property's condition as well as information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Settle Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out the market value your independent surveyor will call upon awareness of the Settle property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: square metres Your Settle surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a



nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Settle house, can you give some examples of an amber light rating defects impacting roof coverings?

Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house or flat does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted. A fairly common example may be missing seam runout on a bitumen roof. Roof coverings, including flat and sloped roofs will be checked by the surveyor, provided that access is possible. If it is not possible to properly access this area for inspection (if, for example, the property is a flat), the surveyor will make note of this in their report.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the unmodernised property we intend to purchase it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses, will a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

When conducting a Building Survey in Settle your RICS surveyor should usually mention the condition of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a by sight check of any revealed sections of the wiring on top of concerns such as checking the state of the visible wiring. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR carried out by an electrician on the building will usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection be completed every ten years (5 if letting).

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