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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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What property survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harwell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harwell

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harwell) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harwell

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Harwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harwell property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Harwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Harwell structure with a loft conversion. What should we look into during the survey?

Local property with no other major issues could feature roofing woes. From the sheathing to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Harwell, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

House Prices

There is a detached property in OX13 in Harwell on with a local agent for £412, 690. What things does a local surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Harwell ?

There are many factors that might affect property values e.g. whether the property is mortgageable or the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to set against house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £438, 190, which is £25, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay. 6, The Croft, Marcham, Abingdon, Vale Of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13 6NF a detached house sold for £755, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional RICS surveyor should make a site visit to the house as well as allowing for any other issues that can impact on property prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor search for signs of flood damage?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The home survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent flood warnings were found for Harwell, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 4th January 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Harwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harwell property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Harwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Harwell structure with a loft conversion. What should we look into during the survey?

Local property with no other major issues could feature roofing woes. From the sheathing to the valley gutters, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Harwell, but it is a health and safety necessity. A builder with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.



House Prices

There is a detached property in OX13 in Harwell on with a local agent for £412, 690. What things does a local surveyor consider when valuing house prices in Harwell ?

There are many factors that might affect property values e.g. whether the property is mortgageable or the home having hard to change bad taste parts. It often helps to set against house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £438, 190, which is £25, 500 more than the price you are intending to pay. 6, The Croft, Marcham, Abingdon, Vale Of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13 6NF a detached house sold for £755, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. A surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional RICS surveyor should make a site visit to the house as well as allowing for any other issues that can impact on property prices.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor search for signs of flood damage?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding, and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The home survey may also, where appropriate, advise on needed maintenance. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Fortunately, no recent flood warnings were found for Harwell, according to the Environment Agency.

*Information correct 4th January 2013

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