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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coxhoe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coxhoe

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Coxhoe) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coxhoe

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, 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 major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am intending to purchase, I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a the Coxhoe surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Coxhoe a surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Surveyor is trained to focus on concerns such as reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Coxhoe. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Coxhoe .

The IEE suggest an electrical check is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Coxhoe home is in poor condition - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Coxhoe conversions with brick walls can show signs of a range of defects. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Jenkins A I should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 0118-942 3046 or 40 Armour Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HN.

A good selection of methods and styles of brick building may be found throughout England and Wales. One example is 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 apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot. What aspects of the roof of the home will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by Coxhoe surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. From concrete tiles to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated. Your Coxhoe surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

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. A local contractor can provide an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Coxhoe and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Coxhoe property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, 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 major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Coxhoe property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Coxhoe House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I am intending to purchase, I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses, does a the Coxhoe surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Building Survey in Coxhoe a surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it is clear that the electrics are in a poor state. A Surveyor is trained to focus on concerns such as reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey in Coxhoe. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Coxhoe .



The IEE suggest an electrical check is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Coxhoe home is in poor condition - what should we do? Are brick walls hard to repair?

Coxhoe conversions with brick walls can show signs of a range of defects. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Jenkins A I should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 0118-942 3046 or 40 Armour Rd, Tilehurst, Reading, RG31 6HN.

A good selection of methods and styles of brick building may be found throughout England and Wales. One example is 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 apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent mentioned that the had been issues with dry rot. What aspects of the roof of the home will be considered?

This is frequently addressed by Coxhoe surveyors. Many residential properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer difficulties with the roof, for example, damp. From concrete tiles to collar ties, every part of the roof should be investigated. Your Coxhoe surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

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. A local contractor can provide an estimate.

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