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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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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.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are interested to buy, the agent said that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a Homebuyer Report in Bourton on the Water go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Bourton on the Water your RICS surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she will also report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the state

of repair of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or ensuring supplementary bonding is in the correct place. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Bourton on the Water.

Substandard guttering

For the Bourton on the Water HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged downspouts is an example.

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 .

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are interested to buy, the agent said that there were damaged electrical sockets, does a Homebuyer Report in Bourton on the Water go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Bourton on the Water your RICS surveyor will make a note on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a dangerous state of repair. He or she will also report on possible problems relating to things like verifying the state



of repair of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or ensuring supplementary bonding is in the correct place. A check for the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Bourton on the Water.

Substandard guttering

For the Bourton on the Water HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged downspouts is an example.

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 .

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