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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cholsey

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cholsey

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cholsey) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cholsey

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Cholsey and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cholsey property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Cholsey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence is a problem impacting the property. What subsidence information does the Cholsey home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason for getting a full structural survey when acquiring a un-loved end of terrace house in Cholsey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit commonly described as Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later Cholsey property assembled from standard construction materials. You should select the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. There are certain caveats come with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Cholsey property with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Cholsey may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. From ridge flashing to trusses, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

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. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Cholsey contractor for the job itself.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Cholsey and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cholsey property's condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a Cholsey Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder suggested subsidence is a problem impacting the property. What subsidence information does the Cholsey home survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired on a reasonable budget. The builder will likely return to a new home after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

Non-structural cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.



Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason for getting a full structural survey when acquiring a un-loved end of terrace house in Cholsey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit commonly described as Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice for a mid 20th century of later Cholsey property assembled from standard construction materials. You should select the Building Survey for the house you are planning to buy. There are certain caveats come with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the house for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Cholsey property with a loft conversion, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Cholsey may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as damp. From ridge flashing to trusses, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

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. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a Cholsey contractor for the job itself.

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