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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Highworth

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Highworth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Highworth) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Highworth

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Highworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Highworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Highworth property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Highworth House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings like associated asbestos. A Highworth RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer immediately.

House Prices

There is a detached house in SN6 priced at £203, 889. What will a qualified RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Highworth ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on house prices such as the state of the roof or whether the property is sold under probate. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £193, 289, which is £10, 600 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £186, 424. 5, Lechlade Road, Highworth, Swindon, Swindon, Swindon, SN6 7HF a detached house sold for £245, 000 .

The only way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Highworth which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The RICS surveyor will always attend the property in addition to allowing for the variety of items that might affect property prices.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new Highworth house, and does our chartered surveyor mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on property is not given more thought. If you have investigated the house in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Highworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Highworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Highworth property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Highworth House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a RICS chartered surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the location of the meter as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings like associated asbestos. A Highworth RICS chartered surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they carry out any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas, call a gas safe engineer immediately.



House Prices

There is a detached house in SN6 priced at £203, 889. What will a qualified RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Highworth ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on house prices such as the state of the roof or whether the property is sold under probate. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £193, 289, which is £10, 600 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £186, 424. 5, Lechlade Road, Highworth, Swindon, Swindon, Swindon, SN6 7HF a detached house sold for £245, 000 .

The only way for you to get an impartial home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Highworth which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The RICS surveyor will always attend the property in addition to allowing for the variety of items that might affect property prices.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new Highworth house, and does our chartered surveyor mention it?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact wet weather can have on property is not given more thought. If you have investigated the house in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious.

Signs that drainage systems are blocked include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair fairly cheaply. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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