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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest of Dean

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest of Dean

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Forest of Dean) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest of Dean

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forest of Dean and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest of Dean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Forest of Dean property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Forest of Dean property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Forest of Dean Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Forest of Dean HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Forest of Dean are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some

areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Forest of Dean?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rain has on Forest of Dean property is rarely considered properly by home buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to hazardous mould. The good news is that these defects are quite easy to fix. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to disturb it and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forest of Dean and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest of Dean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Forest of Dean property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Forest of Dean property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Forest of Dean Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Other external areas of the property

On a Forest of Dean HomeBuyer Report, what does a Condition rating 2 mean for factors covered in Section E?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Forest of Dean are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. Some



areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed. This category is used for external elements that require reporting which do not fit into the other categories. Poor quality materials used in the construction of a porch is one defect applicable to this section.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Forest of Dean?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the effect which rain has on Forest of Dean property is rarely considered properly by home buyers. Signs that gutters are blocked include a waterlogged garden, and may lead to hazardous mould. The good news is that these defects are quite easy to fix. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there is a possibility of asbestos fire doors in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example home appliances. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken not to disturb it and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will advise accordingly.

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