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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Castle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Castle

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Castle) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Castle

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bishops Castle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Castle property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bishops Castle House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate rainwater goods? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include "gushing" gutters. This could then result in rising damp.

Whether buying in Bishops Castle or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Bishops Castle, and will the residential surveyor consider indications of water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major floods, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The home survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the home in Bishops Castle has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Bishops Castle property surveyor give in their report?

Bishops Castle properties that are otherwise ideal could feature issues with the roof. From collar beams to decking, every part of the roof will be considered. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bishops Castle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Castle property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bishops Castle House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I investigate rainwater goods? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that high levels of rainfall and the effect it can have on properties are rarely paid due attention by buyers.

Signs that drainage are a cause for concern include "gushing" gutters. This could then result in rising damp.

Whether buying in Bishops Castle or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.



Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Bishops Castle, and will the residential surveyor consider indications of water damage?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major floods, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for homes in flood-risk areas. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. The home survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The building surveyor may ask the seller if the home in Bishops Castle has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What advice would the Bishops Castle property surveyor give in their report?

Bishops Castle properties that are otherwise ideal could feature issues with the roof. From collar beams to decking, every part of the roof will be considered. Difficulties can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

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