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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Castelnau

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castelnau

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Castelnau) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castelnau

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Castelnau and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castelnau property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Castelnau property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Castelnau Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Castelnau. What does a surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Castelnau in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. From rafters to ridge flashing, the whole roof will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an older property in Castelnau? Will repairs costs be higher?

For houses in Castelnau built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Castelnau structures built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castelnau's conservation areas, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Castelnau property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Castelnau, examples include mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Castelnau are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Castelnau and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Castelnau property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Castelnau property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Castelnau Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a home in Castelnau. What does a surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Castelnau in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. From rafters to ridge flashing, the whole roof will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a local roofing specialist a quote for any suggested work.



Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when purchasing an older property in Castelnau? Will repairs costs be higher?

For houses in Castelnau built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Castelnau structures built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Especially for a home in one of Castelnau's conservation areas, Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may be required. This may create disruption for new owners.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Castelnau property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Castelnau, examples include mortar of a veneer wall that has badly deteriorated. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Castelnau are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any house buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

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