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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Colerne

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Colerne

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Colerne) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Colerne

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Colerne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Colerne property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Colerne property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Colerne Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Colerne residence might need repairs - what should we do?

Brick-constructed converted property in Colerne do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience a range of defects, ranging from badly applied render to weathering. One problem often found is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Contact several local builders for quotes, including PS Brickwork of 3 Fullerton Way, Byfleet, West Byfleet, KT14 7TD on 01932 500846.

Colerne home purchasers may need to consider that number of approaches and materials are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers

(long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including industrial waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Colerne will notice any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Wiltshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Colerne.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Colerne frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could be when water below flashings which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Colerne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Colerne property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Colerne property's general condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Colerne Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Colerne residence might need repairs - what should we do?

Brick-constructed converted property in Colerne do benefit from many advantages, but they can also experience a range of defects, ranging from badly applied render to weathering. One problem often found is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Contact several local builders for quotes, including PS Brickwork of 3 Fullerton Way, Byfleet, West Byfleet, KT14 7TD on 01932 500846.

Colerne home purchasers may need to consider that number of approaches and materials are used in properties built throughout the ages. For example, common bond, which is made up of stretchers



(long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about if buying a home close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including industrial waste material disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveys in Colerne will notice any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Wiltshire Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian house in Colerne.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. It is highly grand in appearance and is found on Victorian and Georgian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Colerne frequently report potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues could be when water below flashings which causes detachment. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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