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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Henley On Thames

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Henley On Thames

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Henley On Thames) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Henley On Thames

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Henley On Thames

  • Building Survey
    Gillotts Close, Henley - Thames, RG9- Thames, RG9

  • HomeBuyer Report
    High Street, Nettlebed, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9

Home Buyers Survey Henley On Thames

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Henley On Thames and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Henley On Thames property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Henley On Thames property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Henley On Thames House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency house in Henley On Thames.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Normally it is layered over red brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and was often applied to Victorian houses. Specialists say that it is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. It may have lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp. Other issues may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Henley On Thames builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In addition, some homes in Henley On Thames are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will use experience of property in Henley On Thames and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation Your Henley On Thames surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any compromising legal issues such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Henley On Thames assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Henley On Thames and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Henley On Thames property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Henley On Thames property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Henley On Thames House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco regency house in Henley On Thames.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of solid render. Normally it is layered over red brick hardens to a smooth stone like surface. Stucco is highly aesthetic and was often applied to Victorian houses. Specialists say that it is almost exactly the same as plaster to work with. It may have lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp. Other issues may include when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Henley On Thames builder has mentioned subsidence has been a problem impacting the property. What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement generally happens in newly constructed structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In addition, some homes in Henley On Thames are erected with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. 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. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

The Homebuyer Report includes a valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will use experience of property in Henley On Thames and other things relating to the property e.g. accommodation Your Henley On Thames surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions such as there are no damaging materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any compromising legal issues such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Henley On Thames assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

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