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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brislington

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brislington

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Brislington) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brislington

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Brislington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Brislington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Brislington property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Brislington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance) and how is it calculated?

Brislington Homebuyer Reports a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To ascertain the property's value your independent surveyor will use experience of property in Brislington and other things about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Brislington area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Gas flame

Does a Brislington surveyor give details on the condition of the gas supply?

Yes. Your surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Brislington survey, in addition to gas associated appliances e.g. the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos and will the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Brislington and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Brislington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Brislington property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Brislington Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of site clearance) and how is it calculated?

Brislington Homebuyer Reports a valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as standard. To ascertain the property's value your independent surveyor will use experience of property in Brislington and other things about the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and draw upon key assumptions, for example there being no serious defects. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local Brislington area assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.



A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Gas flame

Does a Brislington surveyor give details on the condition of the gas supply?

Yes. Your surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Brislington survey, in addition to gas associated appliances e.g. the possibility of asbestos. External fittings or housings won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. What is asbestos and will the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous mineral. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials including pipe lagging insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in pipe lagging.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

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