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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bagshot

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bagshot

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bagshot) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bagshot

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Bagshot and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bagshot property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bagshot property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bagshot Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco home in Bagshot.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very appealing and is found on Georgian buildings. The composition is almost exactly the same as any other render. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently detail defects such as trapped water resulting in damp problems needing repair. Other issues may be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the kitchen did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Bagshot Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Often, homes in Bagshot are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should check on if purchasing a converted flat in Bagshot in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bagshot must have relevant knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the property and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However a growing number are falling into poor condition e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the property should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Bagshot and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bagshot property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Bagshot property's condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bagshot Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look for on a stucco home in Bagshot.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is a type of render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick to form a very smooth surface. The coating is very appealing and is found on Georgian buildings. The composition is almost exactly the same as any other render. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently detail defects such as trapped water resulting in damp problems needing repair. Other issues may be when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of that windows in the kitchen did not line up, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Bagshot Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Often, homes in Bagshot are constructed from a range of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand, gravel or chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and costly process. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should check on if purchasing a converted flat in Bagshot in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are overseen by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bagshot must have relevant knowledge of local area factors and any relation may have on the property and its value. The price of property is typically more than prices outside the area as a result of conservation areas being in good order. However a growing number are falling into poor condition e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to report if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications to the property should be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

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