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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 Home Survey do I need for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bedminster

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building 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 Bedminster

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bedminster) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bedminster

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bedminster and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bedminster property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bedminster property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bedminster Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am hoping to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will the Bedminster surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Bedminster Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a non invasive view of open or exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician will be part of the survey. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bedminster .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Bedminster and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Bedminster, and does our house surveyor in Bedminster mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Whether buying in Bedminster or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bedminster and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bedminster property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bedminster property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Bedminster Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the home I am hoping to purchase it appeared that there is an old fuse board , will the Bedminster surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When preparing a Bedminster Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should report on the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a non invasive view of open or exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD) and/or miniature circuit breakers (MCBs).

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by an electrician will be part of the survey. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bedminster .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (5 if renting out).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a apartment in Bedminster and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a serious concern, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months in order to make repairs.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermining foundations. This particularly in clay-rich soil, as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is damp weather an issue in Bedminster, and does our house surveyor in Bedminster mention it? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on a home are rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are under performing include water pooling below gutters. Poor drainage can lead to damage to foundations.

Whether buying in Bedminster or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy. If not unblocked on a regular basis, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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