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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Underwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Underwood

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Underwood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Underwood

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Underwood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Underwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Underwood property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Underwood House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on forties cottage in Underwood?

The Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by RICS. Commission a Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a mid 20th century of later Underwood house of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile.

Be aware that certain limitations come with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I am intending to lease I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does Homebuyer Report in Underwood report on the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Underwood your surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor is trained to report back on potential areas for concern such as examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor look at the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. associated asbestos. The Underwood qualified RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not conduct any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Underwood and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Underwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Underwood property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Underwood House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay a bit more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on forties cottage in Underwood?

The Building Survey has taken over the Full Structural Survey following its new title in 2010 by RICS. Commission a Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if buying a mid 20th century of later Underwood house of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile.

Be aware that certain limitations come with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, open up the structure of the house for example, or assess safety of gas sources.



Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the unmodernised property I am intending to lease I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring; does Homebuyer Report in Underwood report on the electrics?

When performing a Building Survey in Underwood your surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it looks like they are in a hazardous condition. A Surveyor is trained to report back on potential areas for concern such as examining the category of electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend a Periodic Inspection need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor look at the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) at the property, as well as gas connected fixtures e.g. associated asbestos. The Underwood qualified RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not conduct any tests of any kind on the functionality of the gas system. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

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