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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bourton on the Water

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bourton on the Water

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bourton on the Water) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bourton on the Water

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing 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 for a house in Bourton on the Water and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bourton on the Water property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bourton on the Water property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bourton on the Water House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on apartments

Should we choose a full structural survey prior to investing in a defective seventies loft apartment in Bourton on the Water?

Building Survey is the new name for the Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by RICS. If you are buying an altered Bourton on the Water house, for example an unloved apartment - Building Survey is the most appropriate survey. It should outline comprehensive and often serious professional advice about the property's standard of construction and repair along with any defects, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) should be inspected.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter at the building, as well as gas related fixtures for example - balanced flues. Your Bourton on the Water chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings nor will the surveyor run any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Bourton on the Water is worth checking. What are the risks, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed more easily than you might expect. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bourton on the Water and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Bourton on the Water property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bourton on the Water property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bourton on the Water House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on apartments

Should we choose a full structural survey prior to investing in a defective seventies loft apartment in Bourton on the Water?

Building Survey is the new name for the Structural Survey following its renaming a while ago by RICS. If you are buying an altered Bourton on the Water house, for example an unloved apartment - Building Survey is the most appropriate survey. It should outline comprehensive and often serious professional advice about the property's standard of construction and repair along with any defects, following a thorough visual inspection of the accessible parts. External sports facilities (buildings not the facilities themselves) should be inspected.



Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor inspect the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This means things like the location of the meter at the building, as well as gas related fixtures for example - balanced flues. Your Bourton on the Water chartered surveyor won't remove any external fittings nor will the surveyor run any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas regulations require that all landlords are obligated to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Bourton on the Water is worth checking. What are the risks, and what options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed more easily than you might expect. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed moisture builds up in the soil, causing the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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