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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glastonbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glastonbury

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Glastonbury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glastonbury

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Glastonbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Glastonbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations on the Glastonbury property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Glastonbury property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Glastonbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

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

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

A will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - associated asbestos. The external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Glastonbury and spotted cracks along one external wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out and shrinks the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Glastonbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Glastonbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations on the Glastonbury property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Glastonbury property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Glastonbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

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

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.



Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor look at the safety of the gas supply?

A will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected for instance, as well as gas associated fixtures for example - associated asbestos. The external fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a home in Glastonbury and spotted cracks along one external wall, could this be evidence of subsidence? What subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. Heave is less common, and can be caused when a tree dies or is uprootedand the plant stops drawing moisture from the earth.

In regions with a high concentration of clay soil, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out and shrinks the clay, straining the foundations of the home and which causes subsidence. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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