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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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bridgwater property surveyor check for signs of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before any water damage happens.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Bridgwater property, such as via patio doors. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the period property we are hoping to buy it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets, will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Bridgwater Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas e.g. if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD). Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Bridgwater. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bridgwater .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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.

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Bridgwater property surveyor check for signs of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before any water damage happens.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a Bridgwater property, such as via patio doors. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the period property we are hoping to buy it appeared that there were damaged electrical sockets, will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Bridgwater Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should usually make a note on the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This will include a visual (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the unconcealed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas e.g. if there are residual circuit breakers (RCD). Verifying the location of the evidence of any recent PIR handled by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Bridgwater. Inspecting the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Bridgwater .

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) recommend a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

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.

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