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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that the had been a problem with damage to the parapet. What aspects of the structure's roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

Local property that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the roof battens. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Forest of Dean contractor

can provide an estimate. Speak to S & S of 33 Kenilworth Rd, Fleet, GU51 3AX on 01252 819575 for a quote.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any major problems that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Forest of Dean can vary, delaminated render being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am intending to move into, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system, will a Forest of Dean Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Forest of Dean a qualified surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight look-over of the open sections of the wiring as well as issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Forest of Dean.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building said that the had been a problem with damage to the parapet. What aspects of the structure's roof will be investigated when the survey is carried out?

Local property that are otherwise ideal could unfortunately be experiencing difficulties with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the concrete tiles to the roof battens. Factors like amateur repairs are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A Forest of Dean contractor



can provide an estimate. Speak to S & S of 33 Kenilworth Rd, Fleet, GU51 3AX on 01252 819575 for a quote.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home. Are there any major problems that we should be aware of, and what will the survey reveal?

There are many of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Defects affecting stone-built homes in Forest of Dean can vary, delaminated render being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I am intending to move into, the agent said that there is an unsafe electrical system, will a Forest of Dean Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Forest of Dean a qualified surveyor should add detail on the state of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. This will include a by sight look-over of the open sections of the wiring as well as issues like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will usually form part of the survey in Forest of Dean.

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