Mark Farmer Chartered Surveyor is able to offer survey and valuation advice to the individual home buyer. We are also able to value residential property for inheritance and other tax purposes, matrimonial proceedings, for staircasing or sale of shared ownership properties and of properties acquired under the Governments “Help to Buy” scheme.
The bulk of the work of Mark Farmer Chartered Surveyor involves undertaking HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys for individuals seeking assurance or advice about their proposed property purchase.
RICS Condition Report
The RICS Condition Report is intended to provide a concise overview of the condition of a property – and to complement a lender’s mortgage valuation report. It provides a brief description of the construction and condition of a property, highlighting any major risks or legal issues. It does not include a market valuation, reinstatement cost or repair or maintenance advice.
RICS HomeBuyer Report
The RICS HomeBuyer Report is usually recommended for properties of conventional type and construction and in apparently reasonable condition. We often carry out HomeBuyer Reports on older properties (at our own discretion) assuming they meet these basic criteria. This report would also usually be recommended for any flat. This report does include a valuation and reinstatement cost.
Both the Condition and HomeBuyer Reports include “Condition Ratings”, providing an “at a glance” reference to those elements of the building where attention is needed.
The Building Survey
The Building Survey is usually recommended for “period” properties (especially if of larger size), those of unusual construction or those known to be in need of substantial repair and improvement. It provides a comprehensive discussion of condition and repair and maintenance advice.
We pride ourselves on preparing every report individually. Although we obviously have “pet phrases”, our reports do not consist of a series of standard paragraphs.
We believe that all our reports are comprehensive and informative; feedback from our clients suggests that they are generally useful to them.