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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Farnham Common

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Farnham Common

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Farnham Common) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for non standard property such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Farnham Common

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Farnham Common and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Farnham Common property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Farnham Common property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Farnham Common Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Farnham Common. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an old building? Will the age of the property be a problem?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. A building's age, however, can be problematic, and Structures employing traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as suitable timber, . If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the chartered surveyor for more detail. Wychert, or witchert, is a mix of white clay and straw, and is a classic example of traditional construction methods, examples of this method are common to Farnham Common and across Buckinghamshire.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Farnham Common that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly appealing and is common on some Regency houses. The composition is similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly reveal defects which might include trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other issues may include when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Farnham Common and are looking for properties built from Flemish bond walls. What advice would a Farnham Common property surveyor give?

Farnham Common brick-walled property can be affected by considerable issues. This could be anything from spalling to lack of a damp proof course. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Collins K G, 101 Cumberland Road, Camberley, GU15 1RE on 07788 586141 for a quote for repair work.

A broad range of techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Farnham Common and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Farnham Common property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Farnham Common property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Farnham Common Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing in Farnham Common. What will we need to look out for when purchasing an old building? Will the age of the property be a problem?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. A building's age, however, can be problematic, and Structures employing traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as suitable timber, . If the property you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the chartered surveyor for more detail. Wychert, or witchert, is a mix of white clay and straw, and is a classic example of traditional construction methods, examples of this method are common to Farnham Common and across Buckinghamshire.



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco Victorian home in Farnham Common that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Commonly stucco is applied to underlying red brick that dries to a smooth and attractive finish. The finish is highly appealing and is common on some Regency houses. The composition is similar to plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly reveal defects which might include trapped water resulting in damp problems. Other issues may include when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming more difficult to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Farnham Common and are looking for properties built from Flemish bond walls. What advice would a Farnham Common property surveyor give?

Farnham Common brick-walled property can be affected by considerable issues. This could be anything from spalling to lack of a damp proof course. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Collins K G, 101 Cumberland Road, Camberley, GU15 1RE on 07788 586141 for a quote for repair work.

A broad range of techniques of brick building have been used across the country for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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