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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bridgwater

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bridgwater

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bridgwater) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bridgwater

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bridgwater and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bridgwater property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bridgwater property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Bridgwater Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well

managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters for example, as well as gas related fittings such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The gas fittings won't be taken off. The system won't be tested at all. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Somerset based local firms include Capricorn Services of 7 Lakeside Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset Tel. 07921 830375 and M.A. Parsons of Blue Hayes, 10 Taunton Road, Ashcott, Somerset Tel. 07795076082.

English Heritage

We are buying a flat near Barrows On Longstone Hill , will this affect the property's value?

Barrows On Longstone Hill is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby monuments of interest are Chapel E Of Adscombe Farm, Cynwit Castle and Stogursey Castle.. A surveyor will include all local and regional criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Bridgwater. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Barrows On Longstone Hill.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bridgwater and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bridgwater property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bridgwater property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Bridgwater Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues will the Building Survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprooted.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is drawn out of the soil by shrubs and trees. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well



managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Does a qualified surveyor go into detail on the condition of the gas mains supply?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like gas heaters for example, as well as gas related fittings such as the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The gas fittings won't be taken off. The system won't be tested at all. Gas is potentially deadly and if there are any concerns about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Somerset based local firms include Capricorn Services of 7 Lakeside Park, Taunton Road, Bridgwater, Somerset Tel. 07921 830375 and M.A. Parsons of Blue Hayes, 10 Taunton Road, Ashcott, Somerset Tel. 07795076082.

English Heritage

We are buying a flat near Barrows On Longstone Hill , will this affect the property's value?

Barrows On Longstone Hill is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other nearby monuments of interest are Chapel E Of Adscombe Farm, Cynwit Castle and Stogursey Castle.. A surveyor will include all local and regional criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Bridgwater. Visit the English Heritage site for further information on Barrows On Longstone Hill.

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