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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 Castle Cary

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Castle Cary

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Castle Cary) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Castle Cary

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Castle Cary and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Castle Cary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Cary property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Castle Cary Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Castle Cary, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open kitchen window. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Castle Cary will include an impartial valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your surveyor should use experience of property in Castle Cary as well as other factors about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any significant legal issues for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Castle Cary conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Castle Cary and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Castle Cary property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Castle Cary property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Castle Cary Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Castle Cary, and the house's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Visible results may be anything from cracked plaster to a difficult-to-open kitchen window. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for site clearance) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Castle Cary will include an impartial valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your surveyor should use experience of property in Castle Cary as well as other factors about the property for instance: desirability of the location. The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain other assumptions e.g. the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any significant legal issues for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further Castle Cary conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like industrial buildings, which will also be factored in.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend noted there may be loose blue asbestos soffit boards being found in the building. Why would there be asbestos and can it be handled easily?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms are potentially fatal and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. You should never attempt to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. However they will report on possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

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