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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Bridgford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Bridgford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Bridgford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Bridgford

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain the correct valuation the valuer will pair area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions e.g. there being no major problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area assumptions, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian period home in West Bridgford.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is very like plaster. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and West Bridgford Homebuyer Reports can highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems can be difficult as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in West Bridgford will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Nottingham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain the correct valuation the valuer will pair area knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions e.g. there being no major problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further area assumptions, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will my Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian period home in West Bridgford.

Stucco is actually a form of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth stone like appearance. The finish is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian properties. Stucco is very like plaster. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and West Bridgford Homebuyer Reports can highlight any number of problems for instance trapped moisture resulting in internal damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the application is taken down to ground level and bypasses the Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems can be difficult as craftsmen are getting harder to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when buying a building near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in West Bridgford will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Nottingham Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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