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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Calcot

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Calcot

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Calcot) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional e.g. timber frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Calcot

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Calcot and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Calcot property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Calcot property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Damage resulting from flooding

We're getting in Calcot. Is there a flood risk, and will the building survey inquire into indications of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Calcot and across the country, and home purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Calcot house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Calcot, what suggestions can you make for a 70s house built with Fletton brick? Is age a factor?

Brick apartments be subject to a number of issues, including efflorescence and sulphate expansion. Your surveyor in Calcot can investigate these as part of their report and suggest potential remedies. A problem regularly identified is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. For more information, contact a local builder, S J Bradford Brickwork Contractors Ltd of 23 Porters Way, Polegate, BN26 6AP on 01323 483190.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Calcot. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Calcot and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Calcot property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Calcot property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

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

Damage resulting from flooding

We're getting in Calcot. Is there a flood risk, and will the building survey inquire into indications of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Calcot and across the country, and home purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a Calcot house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

If we are purchasing in Calcot, what suggestions can you make for a 70s house built with Fletton brick? Is age a factor?

Brick apartments be subject to a number of issues, including efflorescence and sulphate expansion. Your surveyor in Calcot can investigate these as part of their report and suggest potential remedies. A problem regularly identified is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. For more information, contact a local builder, S J Bradford Brickwork Contractors Ltd of 23 Porters Way, Polegate, BN26 6AP on 01323 483190.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include English garden wall bond is often a mix of Flemish and Monk bonds.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for homes in Calcot. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

Clay soil can create several issues for property owners, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Signs like sticking window frames can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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