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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Herefordshire

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Herefordshire

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Herefordshire) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Herefordshire

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Herefordshire and which is cheaper?

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

If the Herefordshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Herefordshire property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Herefordshire Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a property in Herefordshire, does the property surveyor look for indications of water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Herefordshire Herefordshire home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Herefordshire, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate guttering?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that this issue is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

Whether buying in Herefordshire or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone cause problems for the owner? What matters must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Portland Roach Limestone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. 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. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the use of this declined with the introduction of cement. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Purchasers renovating homes in Herefordshire should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Herefordshire, you can contact local suppliers.

If you need more assistance, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Whitehall Reclaimation, The Cotts, Whitehall Rd, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4LB (Tel: 01432 870855).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Herefordshire and which is cheaper?

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

If the Herefordshire property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Herefordshire property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Herefordshire Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are getting a property in Herefordshire, does the property surveyor look for indications of water damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Herefordshire Herefordshire home is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a property in Herefordshire, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate guttering?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that this issue is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering.

Whether buying in Herefordshire or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to remedy. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures built with stone cause problems for the owner? What matters must we watch out for? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Hall Dale Sandstone to Portland Roach Limestone. The properties of a stone can affect wear as much as upkeep or construction. 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. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, though the use of this declined with the introduction of cement. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Purchasers renovating homes in Herefordshire should be aware that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. To source stone quarried in Herefordshire, you can contact local suppliers.

If you need more assistance, get in touch with a local mason or walling contractor, such as Whitehall Reclaimation, The Cotts, Whitehall Rd, Hampton Bishop, Hereford, HR1 4LB (Tel: 01432 870855).

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