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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gloucestershire

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gloucestershire

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Gloucestershire) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gloucestershire

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Gloucestershire and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Gloucestershire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Gloucestershire property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Gloucestershire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Gloucestershire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures partially constructed with stone cause issues for the owner? Which major defects should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Maintenance tips include.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. David Cater, 6 Heygarth Close, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1WY, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01285 885742 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Gloucestershire, and think we saw signs of pests in the bathroom. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Gloucestershire that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly beautiful and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Gloucestershire can reveal issues for example trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues may involve sulphate attack from sulphates sucked out of bricks. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Gloucestershire and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Gloucestershire property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the Gloucestershire property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Gloucestershire property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Gloucestershire House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures partially constructed with stone cause issues for the owner? Which major defects should we consider?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include algae. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Maintenance tips include.



Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. David Cater, 6 Heygarth Close, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1WY, quarrying Limestone, for details. Call 01285 885742 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Gloucestershire, and think we saw signs of pests in the bathroom. Will the Home Buyers Survey investigate this?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of poison or removal of infected furniture.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco rendered Victorian home in Gloucestershire that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco render is highly beautiful and is often found on Georgian properties. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Gloucestershire can reveal issues for example trapped moisture culminating in the surface falling away. Other issues may involve sulphate attack from sulphates sucked out of bricks. Re-coating problems may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

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