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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dursley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dursley

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Dursley) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dursley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dursley and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dursley property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Dursley property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Dursley Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet weather have on our new building in Dursley, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rainfall has on homes in Dursley is not given more thought. For example, water pooling below gutters indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look. Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Building Surveys on apartments

Is it best to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected, forties garden apartment in Dursley?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a while ago by RICS. When planning to buy a modified Dursley property, for example an extended house, this is the best survey. The survey details far-reaching information in relation to the homes construction as well as any needs for future maintenance after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There will be one or two no go areas with the survey to bear in mind because your surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Dursley apartment e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Dursley and which is cheaper?

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

If the Dursley property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Dursley property's general condition and it includes advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Dursley Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet weather have on our new building in Dursley, and does our RICS surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rainfall has on homes in Dursley is not given more thought. For example, water pooling below gutters indicate that the drainage are worth a closer look. Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



Building Surveys on apartments

Is it best to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a neglected, forties garden apartment in Dursley?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Full Structural Survey following its reclassification a while ago by RICS. When planning to buy a modified Dursley property, for example an extended house, this is the best survey. The survey details far-reaching information in relation to the homes construction as well as any needs for future maintenance after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings. There will be one or two no go areas with the survey to bear in mind because your surveyor is not in a position to force or open up the fabric of the Dursley apartment e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence might be worth checking. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Generally, a builder will return to a new home within a few months in order to make repairs.

Surface cracks not caused by subsidence could be painted over. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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