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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bath

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bath

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bath) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this option for non standard property such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bath

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bath and which one would be the cheapest?

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 Bath property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Bath property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bath Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report on a Bath property will contain a property valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Bath and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your Bath surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions, for example it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further Bath conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like flightpaths, which will also be factored in.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we look for?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From clay tiles to ridge flashing, the whole roof should be investigated, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Pritchard Chris of 12 Lansdown La, Bath, BA1 4LR on 01225 427354 to request an estimate.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Bath City Walls , will this affect the property's value?

Bath City Walls is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Bathampton Camp, Bathford Bridge and Castle (Remains Of).. A surveyor will include all regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Bath. See the English Heritage site for further details on Bath City Walls.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bath and which one would be the cheapest?

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 Bath property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Bath property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bath Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes

A Homebuyer Report on a Bath property will contain a property valuation as well as a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor will take into account knowledge of Bath and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your Bath surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions, for example it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further Bath conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like flightpaths, which will also be factored in.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us at our old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we look for?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by property purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. From clay tiles to ridge flashing, the whole roof should be investigated, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as loft insulation) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact Pritchard Chris of 12 Lansdown La, Bath, BA1 4LR on 01225 427354 to request an estimate.

English Heritage

We are intending to purchase a home close to Bath City Walls , will this affect the property's value?

Bath City Walls is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest will usually increase the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of interest include Bathampton Camp, Bathford Bridge and Castle (Remains Of).. A surveyor will include all regional factors when conducting homebuyer report in Bath. See the English Heritage site for further details on Bath City Walls.

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