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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 Home Survey is the right choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in East Oxford

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in East Oxford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in East Oxford) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in East Oxford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in East Oxford and which is cheaper?

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

If the East Oxford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more 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 intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you comprehensive details of the East Oxford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a East Oxford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences? What impact do East Oxford environmental conditions have?

Brick buildings suffer from considerable issues, including crypto-florescence and sulphate attack. Your RICS surveyor will mention these and suggest potential remedies. One problem often found is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Corkett P M at Roene/Horsey La, Bridgwater, TA7 8QJ on 01278 422930.

E.g. Scottish bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of buildings in East Oxford. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we are planning to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a East Oxford Homebuyer Report advise electrical defects?

When performing a East Oxford Home Survey a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state. This should include a by sight check of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. inspecting the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the property will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Oxford .

Gas flame

Does the surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?

The surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for example, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in East Oxford and which is cheaper?

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

If the East Oxford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more 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 intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you comprehensive details of the East Oxford property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a East Oxford Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick walls on this Tudor property needs work. What are the possible consequences? What impact do East Oxford environmental conditions have?

Brick buildings suffer from considerable issues, including crypto-florescence and sulphate attack. Your RICS surveyor will mention these and suggest potential remedies. One problem often found is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Corkett P M at Roene/Horsey La, Bridgwater, TA7 8QJ on 01278 422930.



E.g. Scottish bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of buildings in East Oxford. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the house we are planning to move into it appeared that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a East Oxford Homebuyer Report advise electrical defects?

When performing a East Oxford Home Survey a RICS surveyor should usually comment on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in a hazardous state. This should include a by sight check of the accessible areas of the wiring or fusebox and other areas e.g. inspecting the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician on the property will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in East Oxford .

Gas flame

Does the surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?

The surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect the routing of any gas pipes for example, in addition to gas associated fittings e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Any external fittings or housings will not be dislodged. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

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