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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Highnam

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Highnam

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Highnam) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Highnam

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often 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 get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Highnam and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Highnam property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Highnam property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Highnam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to check on when buying an extended house in Highnam in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Highnam need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property Prices are usually inflated owing to the areas being in good order. However a large number have fallen into disrepair e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

RICS surveyors will note if the property is/might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century farmhouse in Highnam. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Properties built with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Highnam's conservation areas. If you are uncertain, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What problems will your Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Highnam which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really dense render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is very similar to plaster or mortar in its constituency. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Highnam sometimes report defects e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Highnam property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension on the property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Highnam property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Highnam Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we need to check on when buying an extended house in Highnam in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Surveyors in Highnam need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have on the home and its value. Property Prices are usually inflated owing to the areas being in good order. However a large number have fallen into disrepair e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings



RICS surveyors will note if the property is/might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will suggest the proper questions are carried out by your conveyancer. Unapproved modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century farmhouse in Highnam. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. Vernacular architecture, however, can often be problematic. Properties built with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Highnam's conservation areas. If you are uncertain, speak to the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What problems will your Property Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Highnam which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really dense render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. The coating is very appealing and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is very similar to plaster or mortar in its constituency. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Highnam sometimes report defects e.g. when it is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage. Other potential problems may result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

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