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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bristol

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bristol

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bristol) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bristol

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Bristol and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Bristol property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Bristol property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Bristol Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. What should we do about roof repairs?

Bristol properties in otherwise fine condition could feature problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From collar ties to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor. Contact Andrew Herbert Roofing of 10 Milton Close, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5EG on 07774 883587 to request a quote.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to lease, it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, will the Bristol surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Bristol a RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the open areas of the wiring on top of issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we should be aware of if purchasing an extended house in Bristol inside Stokes Croft conservation area ?

Stokes Croft is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact Kingsley Fulbrook on 0117 9222966. There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Stokes Croft is administered by Bristol City Council at The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR. Call 0117 922 3000.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bristol are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have with the property. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of them resisting change.

Surveyors are expected note whether the location could be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Bristol and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Bristol property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Bristol property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Bristol Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. What should we do about roof repairs?

Bristol properties in otherwise fine condition could feature problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. From collar ties to trusses, many parts of the roof and loft must be reviewed, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof upkeep can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor. Contact Andrew Herbert Roofing of 10 Milton Close, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5EG on 07774 883587 to request a quote.



Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am hoping to lease, it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses, will the Bristol surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

During a Home Survey in Bristol a RICS surveyor should mention the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a non invasive (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection look-over of the open areas of the wiring on top of issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Looking at any evidence of any recent PIR carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise that a periodic test is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we should be aware of if purchasing an extended house in Bristol inside Stokes Croft conservation area ?

Stokes Croft is in a conservation area and has been classified as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating. For more information visit their website or contact Kingsley Fulbrook on 0117 9222966. There are 9, 300 of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Stokes Croft is administered by Bristol City Council at The Council House, College Green, BS1 5TR. Call 0117 922 3000.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bristol are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any relation may have with the property. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of them resisting change.

Surveyors are expected note whether the location could be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

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Recent Bristol Surveyor Reports

  • Classic example of flat roof at end of life

    By  November 12th, 2012

    Problems with flat roofs are one of the most issues discoveries made by home surveyors. This Bristol property was no exception.  It has a flat felt covered roof over the rear kitchen extension and lobby. The roof is covered with heavy moss which has got a hold via the...