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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Cross

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Cross

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in West Cross) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Cross

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in West Cross and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Cross property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the West Cross property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a West Cross Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency home in West Cross.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very appealing and was often applied to Victorian properties. it can be problematic and West Cross surveyors can reveal any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water under windows that causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are West Cross properties at risk, and does a house surveyor consider water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a West Cross home in West Cross is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

Fortunately, no flood warnings were announced for West Cross, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 04/01/2013

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of an infestation in the lounge. Should we get a surveyor?

Scare stories about home infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mice as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in West Cross and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the West Cross property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the West Cross property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a West Cross Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What problems will a Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency home in West Cross.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. It is very appealing and was often applied to Victorian properties. it can be problematic and West Cross surveyors can reveal any number of problems such as horizontal hairline cracking that follows the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems could be when water under windows that causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.



Damage resulting from flooding

Are West Cross properties at risk, and does a house surveyor consider water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a West Cross home in West Cross is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a Home Buyers Survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the home is at risk.

Fortunately, no flood warnings were announced for West Cross, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data correct 04/01/2013

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of an infestation in the lounge. Should we get a surveyor?

Scare stories about home infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as mice as minor annoyances. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment. If you strongly suspect an issue with mice, or any pest, speak to your surveyor

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