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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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Home Buyers Survey Englefield Green

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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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property in otherwise fine condition could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The maintenance of a roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote. Speak to Avenir Roofing of Serving Englefield Green on 0800 163955 for a quote.

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).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Englefield Green house built in the early 30s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Englefield Green HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Englefield Green home. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the old property, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Local property in otherwise fine condition could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, mould. Any part of the roof or loft, such as tie beams, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

The maintenance of a roof can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A local contractor with solid references should be able to assist with a quote. Speak to Avenir Roofing of Serving Englefield Green on 0800 163955 for a quote.



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).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Englefield Green house built in the early 30s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Englefield Green HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Englefield Green home. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracked plaster, to complete structural failure.

Taking precautions, such as monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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