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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Earley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Earley

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Earley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Earley

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Earley and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Earley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Earley property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Earley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about vermin. Should we get a residential surveyor?

Homes in Earley are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Earley. What will we need to pay attention to when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the age of the property be a problem?

A building's age can create issues for homeowners, and Earley houses constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Earley's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the Earley surveyor for more detail.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Earley? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a difficult-to-open bedroom window or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Earley and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Earley property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Earley property's condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Earley Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a house but are worried about vermin. Should we get a residential surveyor?

Homes in Earley are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.



Traditionally built property

We are buying in Earley. What will we need to pay attention to when buying a building constructed in 1760? Will the age of the property be a problem?

A building's age can create issues for homeowners, and Earley houses constructed with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Earley's conservation areas. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the Earley surveyor for more detail.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Earley? What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Signs like a difficult-to-open bedroom window or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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