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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 should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cowley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cowley

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Cowley) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cowley

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cowley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cowley property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cowley Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Cowley could be an issue. What subsidence information does the Cowley Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations,

underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would be advised to on guard for when planning to buy a flat in Cowley in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and the effect may have with the property. The value of homes is, more often than not, inflated as a result of conservation areas being preserved. However many have fallen into a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the building looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the property should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Maplestones are based in 2 Glebe Avenue, Hillingdon, London, UB10 8PA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01895 632255

House Prices

I would like to buy a property in Cowley. What will a surveyor evaluate on a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect the price of property from kerb appeal to whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

In order for you to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The RICS chartered surveyor will visit the building as well as considering the large variety of location factors that might affect values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Cowley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give comprehensive details of the Cowley property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Cowley Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have heard that subsidence in Cowley could be an issue. What subsidence information does the Cowley Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under the home's own weight. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed in order to repair settlement damage.

Soil on sloping ground is not as stable as that sitting flat and may become unstable and start to slip downhill. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. In some more serious situations,



underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we would be advised to on guard for when planning to buy a flat in Cowley in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and the effect may have with the property. The value of homes is, more often than not, inflated as a result of conservation areas being preserved. However many have fallen into a state of neglect for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the building looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unapproved changes to the property should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your lawyer. Maplestones are based in 2 Glebe Avenue, Hillingdon, London, UB10 8PA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01895 632255

House Prices

I would like to buy a property in Cowley. What will a surveyor evaluate on a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect the price of property from kerb appeal to whether there are any conservation area infringements. .

In order for you to get a professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) by default. A qualified RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The RICS chartered surveyor will visit the building as well as considering the large variety of location factors that might affect values.

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