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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 planned home purchase in Whitwick?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whitwick

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whitwick

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whitwick) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whitwick

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Whitwick and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Whitwick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Whitwick property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Whitwick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we are intending to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Whitwick the home surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the superficial sections of the wiring and other potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Whitwick. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Whitwick HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Whitwick property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Whitwick Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor should use knowledge of Whitwick and other considerations relating to the property for instance: general condition. The valuer will also consider materials used and make certain other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Whitwick and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Whitwick property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Whitwick property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Whitwick Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the mid-century home we are intending to lease, the agent said that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will the surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Whitwick the home surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a dangerous condition. This will include a general (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the superficial sections of the wiring and other potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Whitwick. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring carried out by an electrician on the property should usually be part of the survey.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Whitwick HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and what defects will be reported on?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Whitwick property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Whitwick Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To work out an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor should use knowledge of Whitwick and other considerations relating to the property for instance: general condition. The valuer will also consider materials used and make certain other assumptions like there are no damaging materials. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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