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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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Which Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Farnham Royal

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Farnham Royal

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Farnham Royal) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Farnham Royal

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Farnham Royal and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Farnham Royal property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Farnham Royal property's general condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Farnham Royal Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for property in Farnham Royal. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 17010 or 20010, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation

of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Farnham Royal, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick repair advice for the Victorian house we're going to buy? Does brick decay faster in Farnham Royal weather?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also experience various issues and defects.

A defect often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Belfry Construction Services Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01438 355060 or Kestrel Ho/Primett Rd, Stevenage, SG1 3EE.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor inspect the state of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home e.g. balanced flues. Gas fittings won't actually be detached. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Farnham Royal and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Farnham Royal property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Farnham Royal property's general condition as well as including information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Farnham Royal Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be the source of maintenance problems for property in Farnham Royal. Will your Home Buyers Survey look into this?

Whether a home was built in 17010 or 20010, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation



of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Farnham Royal, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get London brick repair advice for the Victorian house we're going to buy? Does brick decay faster in Farnham Royal weather?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also experience various issues and defects.

A defect often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Belfry Construction Services Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01438 355060 or Kestrel Ho/Primett Rd, Stevenage, SG1 3EE.

For example, Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor inspect the state of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The qualified RICS surveyor will visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas connected gas fittings in the home e.g. balanced flues. Gas fittings won't actually be detached. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it is potentially unsafe, if you have any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

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