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Valuation
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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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Which Survey should I choose for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Claydon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Claydon

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Claydon) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Claydon

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Claydon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Claydon property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Claydon property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Claydon House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Claydon home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the property's value your independent surveyor will pair in depth understanding of the Claydon market as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Claydon environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include

a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Bricks that are too close to the soil level without proper damp-proofing is an example. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers in Claydon a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Claydon are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers in Claydon a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the basement. What can we do?

Claydon property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Claydon and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Claydon property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Claydon property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Claydon House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Claydon home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the property's value your independent surveyor will pair in depth understanding of the Claydon market as well as other factors about the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors ignore certain things like furnishings.

Additional local area assumptions, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Claydon environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include



a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4. Bricks that are too close to the soil level without proper damp-proofing is an example. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a home's value. RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house buyers in Claydon a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. As buyers in Claydon are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers in Claydon a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the basement. What can we do?

Claydon property are not usually impacted by serious cases of pest problems, but buying without any professional advice on the issue is not recommended.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can impact a home's worth. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Treatment for a serious infestation may include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

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