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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.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in East Oxford which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in East Oxford frequently show issues such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems can possibly result be when water under flashings that causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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 .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a East Oxford building will include a surveyor valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will use knowledge of East Oxford and other factors about the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon key assumptions like no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will disregard things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered home in East Oxford which we wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of render. Typically it is layered over brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. The finish is very aesthetic and is common on some Victorian and Georgian houses for example. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in East Oxford frequently show issues such as lateral cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick

Another example of problems can possibly result be when water under flashings that causes the render detaching. Re-applying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming harder to find.



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 .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report on a East Oxford building will include a surveyor valuation and will also include a cost of reinstatement. To be able to determine the valuation your independent surveyor will use knowledge of East Oxford and other factors about the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon key assumptions like no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will disregard things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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