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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Survey should I select for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodthorpe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodthorpe

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Woodthorpe) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodthorpe

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Woodthorpe and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Woodthorpe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodthorpe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Woodthorpe Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Woodthorpe. Is there a flood risk, and will the property surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Woodthorpe Woodthorpe property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk; sensible owners and buyers in Woodthorpe are right to consider precautions. 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 residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Woodthorpe area likely to affect the residential property also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Woodthorpe.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Woodthorpe include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To be able to determine the market value your RICS valuer will combine awareness of the Woodthorpe property market and other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as no significant problems. Surveyors will disregard things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Woodthorpe environmental concerns like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

Stone block wall damage

Will a converted barn with stone walls cause problems? Which defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Woodthorpe and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Woodthorpe property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodthorpe property's state of repair as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Woodthorpe Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're intending to buy in Woodthorpe. Is there a flood risk, and will the property surveyor inquire into flooding damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Woodthorpe Woodthorpe property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk; sensible owners and buyers in Woodthorpe are right to consider precautions. 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 residential property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. An awareness of characteristics of the Woodthorpe area likely to affect the residential property also enables the residential surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The residential surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Woodthorpe.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Woodthorpe include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To be able to determine the market value your RICS valuer will combine awareness of the Woodthorpe property market and other factors relating to the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as no significant problems. Surveyors will disregard things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Woodthorpe environmental concerns like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

Stone block wall damage

Will a converted barn with stone walls cause problems? Which defects should we consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include careful removal of nearby trees and plants. Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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