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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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What property survey do I need for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Drybrook

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Drybrook

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Drybrook) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example thatched roof or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Drybrook

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Drybrook and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Drybrook property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Drybrook property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Drybrook Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home constructed West Cornwall granite. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include

a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

House Prices

There is a detached property in GL17 on with a local agent for £159, 387. What factors will RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Drybrook ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property such as the number of bedrooms or the direction the house faces. As an indicator, one can try to compare with house values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £185, 687, which is £26, 300 more than the price you are intending to pay. Woodview, Bridge Road, Harrow Hill, Drybrook, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9JT a detached property sold for £150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor give details on the condition of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, in addition to gas related fittings like associated asbestos. However, the Drybrook local surveyor won't remove external fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Drybrook and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Drybrook property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you comprehensive details of the Drybrook property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Drybrook Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a home constructed West Cornwall granite. Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and what does the survey cover?

Ranging from Hall Dale Sandstone to Purbeck Royal Bed Limestone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include cracks.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. A survey will include



a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

House Prices

There is a detached property in GL17 on with a local agent for £159, 387. What factors will RICS surveyor allow for when estimating house prices in Drybrook ?

There are a huge number of issues that might affect the price of property such as the number of bedrooms or the direction the house faces. As an indicator, one can try to compare with house values recorded in the same area for comparable properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £185, 687, which is £26, 300 more than the price you are intending to pay. Woodview, Bridge Road, Harrow Hill, Drybrook, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL17 9JT a detached property sold for £150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an accurate property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor give details on the condition of the gas heaters?

Yes. Your surveyor will visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes as part of the survey, in addition to gas related fittings like associated asbestos. However, the Drybrook local surveyor won't remove external fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be dangerous and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

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