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Most property experts agree that getting an independent property survey completed on your new home / property is the right thing to do.  After all it is one of the most important and significant purchases you will ever make.

Buying a property is a huge investment, and so why would you risk such a large amount of money on a home that you are not 100% certain about. From just £430 we can provide you with one of our professional surveyors who will act on your behalf to assess the condition and value of the property. 

This is unlike a Mortgage Valuation which is conducted on behalf of the Bank or Building society to determine if the property isa suitable security for the mortgage advance.

By providing a reliable valuation of the home and/or highlighting the need for repairs, a property survey can provide a degree of confidence during the Home Buying process. Giving you peace of mind.

 

Private Valuation

Completed via a physical inspection, these reports not only provide an independent assessment on the current value of the property but also an effective tool from which to renegotiate the asking price. 

When providing these valuations, our surveyors will consider the age, size, and condition of the home (as well as several other factors) before comparing these to similar properties that have sold in the local area. Because of this, our Private Valuations are suitable for a wide range of purposes including:

  • Help to Buy – For homeowners looking to redeem their Help to Buy equity loan. Learn more here.

  • Shared Equity – For anyone looking to sell or ‘staircase’ (buy more shares in) their shared ownership property. Learn more here.

  • Probate IHT – A requirement of the probate process to value the assets of the deceased’s estate. Learn more here.

  • Reinstatement Costs – Outlines the full costs involved in rebuilding your property in the event of major loss due to an insured peril such as fire, flood, impact damage, escape of water, etc. Learn more here.

  • Secured Lending – May be required if your lender asks you to find a valuer when your property will be security for a loan. Learn more here.

  • Capital Gains – Required whenever a residential asset is being sold or disposed of and can be retrospective where a ‘base date’ is required for the calculation. 

RICS Home Survey Standard – Level 2 (Survey Only)

A Home Survey Standard Level 2 refers to a detailed inspection that will provide the prospective purchaser with many important details on the condition of the property – identifying any potential defects or issues that should be raised with a legal advisor.

As a non-invasive inspection, the surveyor will consider the interior and exterior of the property and allocate any areas of concern with a condition rating. This traffic-light based system includes the following three ratings:

Condition Rating 1

Routine Maintenance Only –
No Immediate Repairs Are Required

Condition Rating 2

Non-critical Repairs Are Required

Condition Rating 3

Critical Repairs Are Required

This information is presented alongside details on the general construction, as well as any other potential risks or serious defects that should be considered. All of which is presented a straightforward and digestible assessment.

RICS Home Survey Standard – Level 3 (Survey Only)

This report represents the most detailed appraisal available to homeowners. By commenting on the structure and composition of the building, as well as any potential concerns or defects, they aim to provide a more detailed inspection of the property.  Despite being non-invasive, these reports also represent our most bespoke product that can be adapted to suit your personal needs or requirements. 

 

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