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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bonvilston

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bonvilston

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bonvilston) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bonvilston

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

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Home Buyers Survey Bonvilston

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bonvilston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bonvilston property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Bonvilston property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Bonvilston Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Bonvilston and found a gap below the skirting board in the dining room, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right. Many homes in Bonvilston are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the

ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Window frame

On a Bonvilston HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will wet conditions have on a house in Bonvilston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be troublesome to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on a residence are usually overlooked. If you have only been to the house you are buying in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are blocked include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. Whether buying in Bonvilston or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bonvilston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Bonvilston property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Bonvilston property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Bonvilston Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a property in Bonvilston and found a gap below the skirting board in the dining room, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be set right. Many homes in Bonvilston are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external walls of the property. may indicate subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Using large concrete pins, placed beneath current foundations and extending deep into the



ground, underpinning is expensive, totalling £1000s, but it can be very effective. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Window frame

On a Bonvilston HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Condition rating one indicates that no repairs are necessary. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Loose glazing in a window frame is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact will wet conditions have on a house in Bonvilston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be troublesome to fix?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that wet weather and the effect it can have on a residence are usually overlooked. If you have only been to the house you are buying in good weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that drainage are blocked include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. Whether buying in Bonvilston or elsewhere, difficult drainage does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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