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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bradford On Avon

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bradford On Avon

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Bradford On Avon) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bradford On Avon

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Bradford On Avon

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bradford On Avon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Bradford On Avon property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the Bradford On Avon property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Bradford On Avon property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bradford On Avon Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I expect to move into, the agent said that there is an old fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Bradford On Avon Home Survey your surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive look-over of any uncovered sections of the wiring in addition to things like inspecting the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should look out for if purchasing a converted house in Bradford On Avon near a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Bradford On Avon must possess knowledge of local factors and the effect may have with the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are trained to report if the home could be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Bradford On Avon building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bradford On Avon and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Bradford On Avon property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the Bradford On Avon property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Bradford On Avon property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Bradford On Avon Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a property I expect to move into, the agent said that there is an old fuse board - does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and electrical system?

When conducting a Bradford On Avon Home Survey your surveyor should remark on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive look-over of any uncovered sections of the wiring in addition to things like inspecting the state of any fixed electrical appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. Looking at any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.



Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should look out for if purchasing a converted house in Bradford On Avon near a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by local councils. Surveyors in Bradford On Avon must possess knowledge of local factors and the effect may have with the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are trained to report if the home could be is so classified and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Bradford On Avon building we're buying, but we are not certain. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to insect infestation can include removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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