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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a flat close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. hazardous waste material. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Bedminster surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

External walls

In a Bedminster HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Efflorescence, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos, can it be treated and will the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe insulation for example.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Bedminster building survey. They will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a flat close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. hazardous waste material. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns such as spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Bedminster surveyors will examine structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



External walls

In a Bedminster HomeBuyer Report what are common defects Condition rating 2 impacting 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Note that concealed elements will not be considered, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Efflorescence, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give house buyers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there may be loose blue asbestos containing roof tiles at the flat. What is asbestos, can it be treated and will the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a dangerous material. Some types are found in the building materials e.g. pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe insulation for example.

All forms are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb the asbestos and professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during a Bedminster building survey. They will note possible asbestos and should inform you of the options.

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