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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cotham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cotham

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cotham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cotham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Cotham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cotham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cotham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cotham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to on guard for when purchasing a converted house in Cotham near a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have on the property. House prices are generally significantly higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However a large number have fallen into a state e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors are expected inform you if the home is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Cotham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented modifications to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Hoole & Co are based in St. Pauls Chambers, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 8XA and may be prepared to advise further. Tel: 0117 942 8871

Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a neglected sixties home near Cotham rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still described as a Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid century or later unmodified house of normal building materials. A Building Survey would be the appropriate choice for the house described. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the client going through any crucial advice in relation to the construction materials used on the house. There are certain restrictions are integral with any survey insofar as your local Cotham surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house or assess safety of gas sources. Certain external buildings will also be checked out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a property in Cotham. Can a House Survey consider this?

Factors from damp to snow can cause issues for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Cotham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Cotham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Cotham property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cotham Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would need to on guard for when purchasing a converted house in Cotham near a conservation area, particularly with regards to house prices?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have on the property. House prices are generally significantly higher due to the areas being unspoilt. However a large number have fallen into a state e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

Property surveyors are expected inform you if the home is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Cotham Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented modifications to the building may be noted but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Hoole & Co are based in St. Pauls Chambers, Bristol, Bristol, BS2 8XA and may be prepared to advise further. Tel: 0117 942 8871



Building Surveys on houses

Should I upgrade to a full structural survey if buying a neglected sixties home near Cotham rather than a HomeBuyer Report?

Very Often still described as a Structural Survey by many, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been re-titled by RICS and the correct name is actually now the Building Survey.

The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid century or later unmodified house of normal building materials. A Building Survey would be the appropriate choice for the house described. Approximately 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts, a non prescribed format of report will be posted to the client going through any crucial advice in relation to the construction materials used on the house. There are certain restrictions are integral with any survey insofar as your local Cotham surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house or assess safety of gas sources. Certain external buildings will also be checked out.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create problems? I am buying a property in Cotham. Can a House Survey consider this?

Factors from damp to snow can cause issues for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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