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  Mortgage Valuation
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my property purchase in Finchampstead?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Finchampstead

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Finchampstead

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Finchampstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Finchampstead

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Finchampstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Finchampstead property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Finchampstead property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Finchampstead House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in wall panelling.

All forms (including white) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check drainage? Will the RICS surveyor in Finchampstead report on this? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

Regular rainfall is common in Finchampstead and across the country, but this issue is not given more thought by home buyers. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten wooden gutters. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas related installations like associated asbestos. However, the Finchampstead chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Finchampstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Finchampstead property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Finchampstead property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Finchampstead House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent sound absorption properties, it may be found in wall panelling.



All forms (including white) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to disturb the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check drainage? Will the RICS surveyor in Finchampstead report on this? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

Regular rainfall is common in Finchampstead and across the country, but this issue is not given more thought by home buyers. Signs that downspouts are blocked include rotten wooden gutters. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

Fortunately, drainage problems are quite easy to remedy. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, in addition to gas related installations like associated asbestos. However, the Finchampstead chartered surveyor will not remove the external fittings nor will the surveyor do any tests on the system or appliances. Gas can be deadly and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

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