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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 building survey should I pick for my intended home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Faringdon

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Faringdon

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Faringdon) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Faringdon

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Faringdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Faringdon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Faringdon property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Faringdon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On a Faringdon HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged roof drains, for example, would be reported here.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the home in question will need some work. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both

surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Damaged Render

What will your Faringdon Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered Victorian semi detached home in Faringdon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Faringdon Homebuyer Reports frequently show any number of problems for instance trapped water resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Faringdon, and will the house surveyor investigate any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on needed maintenance. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Faringdon and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Faringdon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Faringdon property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Faringdon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

On a Faringdon HomeBuyer Report what are common defects an amber light rating impacting 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes. Clogged roof drains, for example, would be reported here.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the home in question will need some work. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both



surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Damaged Render

What will your Faringdon Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered Victorian semi detached home in Faringdon which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just dense render. Commonly stucco is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth flat finish. The coating is highly appealing and is often found on Victorian and Georgian houses. It can have lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Faringdon Homebuyer Reports frequently show any number of problems for instance trapped water resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other potential problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Resolving problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Faringdon, and will the house surveyor investigate any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the Building Survey may advise on needed maintenance. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The chartered surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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