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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berkeley

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berkeley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Berkeley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berkeley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Berkeley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Berkeley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Berkeley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Berkeley Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous

structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Berkeley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a flat close to Hillfort On Camp Hill , will this affect the property's value?

Hillfort On Camp Hill is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often add to the attractiveness of an area. The surveyor will include all regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Berkeley. Visit the English Heritage site for more details on Hillfort On Camp Hill.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates. What does the Berkeley property surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by Berkeley home buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, poor insulation. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Contact All Types Roofing Ltd of Apex Ho/High St, Kingswood, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8RS on 01453 845294 to request a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Berkeley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Berkeley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Berkeley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Berkeley Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the early 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Does the HomeBuyer Report cover this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a property's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous



structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Berkeley surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand.

English Heritage

We are planning to buy a flat close to Hillfort On Camp Hill , will this affect the property's value?

Hillfort On Camp Hill is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often add to the attractiveness of an area. The surveyor will include all regional criteria during the homebuyer report in Berkeley. Visit the English Heritage site for more details on Hillfort On Camp Hill.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building mentioned that the had been issues with loose slates. What does the Berkeley property surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of chartered surveyors by Berkeley home buyers who are aware that property can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, poor insulation. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

Maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Contact All Types Roofing Ltd of Apex Ho/High St, Kingswood, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8RS on 01453 845294 to request a quote.

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