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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheltenham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheltenham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Cheltenham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheltenham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cheltenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cheltenham property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Cheltenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cheltenham include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Cheltenham property will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will take into account local Cheltenham market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal issues such as proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Further Cheltenham assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Cheltenham environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it the right choice to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to buying a dilapidated sixties duplex apartment in Cheltenham?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the apartment mentioned. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid century or later unmodified apartment of typical building materials i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that some provisos exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the apartment of inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Cheltenham? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which wet weather has on Cheltenham houses is overlooked by house purchasers. For example, a waterlogged garden suggest that the gutters are a cause for concern, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Cheltenham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cheltenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Cheltenham property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Cheltenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Cheltenham include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of professional fees) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Cheltenham property will include a valuation and a Reinstatement Cost as part of the report. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building the surveyor will take into account local Cheltenham market factors and other considerations about the property for instance: size The surveyor will also consider materials used and will make certain other assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value certain things like furnishings. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal issues such as proper access over pathways. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.



Further Cheltenham assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Cheltenham environmental problems like mining activity, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it the right choice to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to buying a dilapidated sixties duplex apartment in Cheltenham?

Full Structural Surveys are now reclassified as Building Surveys. You should go for the Building Survey in relation to the apartment mentioned. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid century or later unmodified apartment of typical building materials i.e. brick and tile. Be aware that some provisos exist with any survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the apartment of inspect no ladder available for flat roofs.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Cheltenham? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which wet weather has on Cheltenham houses is overlooked by house purchasers. For example, a waterlogged garden suggest that the gutters are a cause for concern, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Whether buying in Cheltenham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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