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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Englefield Green

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Englefield Green

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Englefield Green) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example timber frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Englefield Green

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing 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 on a home in Englefield Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Englefield Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Englefield Green property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Englefield Green Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Englefield Green RICS surveyors will examine structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Runnymede Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a problem impacting the flat. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Englefield Green should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Englefield Green. What will a surveyor allow for during a survey ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to the number and size of bedrooms at the home. .

An impartial way to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Englefield Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Englefield Green property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Englefield Green property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Englefield Green Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be worried about when purchasing a maisonette proximate to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial waste disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include complex organic chemicals. Health problems for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Englefield Green RICS surveyors will examine structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Runnymede Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has said subsidence is a problem impacting the flat. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Englefield Green should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. In severe weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Englefield Green. What will a surveyor allow for during a survey ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect property values ranging from the tenure i.e. freehold or leasehold to the number and size of bedrooms at the home. .

An impartial way to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as part of the service. Your qualified RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

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