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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gloucester

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gloucester

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Gloucester) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gloucester

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Linden Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

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    Oxford Terrace, London Road, Gloucester GL1

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Gloucester and which is cheaper?

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

If the Gloucester property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gloucester property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Gloucester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Gloucester properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Property Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Gloucester can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil swelling. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Gloucester house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Gloucester, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

House Prices

Is £117, 056 the right sort of price to buy a flat in the centre of Gloucester in GL4 for and What things will a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Gloucester ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices, for example noise from flight paths or the internal layout. It may help to analyse flat prices recorded in Gloucester for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £98, 856, which is £18, 200 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £144, 811. 3, Flat 5, The Stockyards, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AL a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £115, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The RICS chartered surveyor will go to the building as well as considering all other factors that can affect the value of property.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a dovecot in Gloucester. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be problematic, and Buildings employing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Built in around 1288, Blackfriars in Gloucester is an example of a traditional Medieval-period structure.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Gloucester and which is cheaper?

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

If the Gloucester property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gloucester property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Gloucester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Gloucester properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Does the Property Survey cover this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house in Gloucester can have unwanted consequences. Specific issues include soil swelling. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Gloucester house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Gloucester, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



House Prices

Is £117, 056 the right sort of price to buy a flat in the centre of Gloucester in GL4 for and What things will a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Gloucester ?

There are many factors that might affect house prices, for example noise from flight paths or the internal layout. It may help to analyse flat prices recorded in Gloucester for similar flats. The mean flat price recorded in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £98, 856, which is £18, 200 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £144, 811. 3, Flat 5, The Stockyards, Gloucester, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2AL a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £115, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

The RICS chartered surveyor will go to the building as well as considering all other factors that can affect the value of property.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a dovecot in Gloucester. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be problematic, and Buildings employing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of , for example, a Grade II listed house. Built in around 1288, Blackfriars in Gloucester is an example of a traditional Medieval-period structure.

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