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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Guildford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Guildford

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Guildford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Guildford

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Guildford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Guildford Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in a house we used to own. What will our building surveyor in Guildford investigate as part of the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes, like cracked and loose slates or tiles. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ridge flashing, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Does the Guildford Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Guildford buyers. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Guildford house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

House Prices

We are going to be buying a property in GU4 for £224, 037. What things will a qualified RICS surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Guildford ?

There are many factors that might affect the price of property like the state of the roof or if it is near a potential development. It can help to set against flat values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £250, 137, which is £26, 100 more than the price being asked (£472, 109 was the blended house/flat average). 45, Uplands Road, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2RW a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £200, 000 .

In order to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Guildford property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Guildford Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us in a house we used to own. What will our building surveyor in Guildford investigate as part of the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of property surveyors by purchasers who are aware that property can still be subject to roofing woes, like cracked and loose slates or tiles. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ridge flashing, ought to be checked. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What negative impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Does the Guildford Home Buyers Survey cover this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Guildford buyers. Specific problems include soil swelling, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Guildford house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

House Prices

We are going to be buying a property in GU4 for £224, 037. What things will a qualified RICS surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Guildford ?

There are many factors that might affect the price of property like the state of the roof or if it is near a potential development. It can help to set against flat values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £250, 137, which is £26, 100 more than the price being asked (£472, 109 was the blended house/flat average). 45, Uplands Road, Guildford, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2RW a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £200, 000 .

In order to get a formal home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

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