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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would need to consider when planning to buy a period property in Highworth in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect may have with the building and its value. Property values is usually inflated because of them being in good order. However a large number are falling into poor condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising

Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised developments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Highworth will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Vale of White Horse Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can the Highworth Home Survey consider this?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Highworth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls I would need to consider when planning to buy a period property in Highworth in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with local authorities.

A Building Surveyors need to possess local knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect may have with the building and its value. Property values is usually inflated because of them being in good order. However a large number are falling into poor condition for example - the unsightly effect of billboard advertising



Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted during the legal process. Unauthorised developments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a building next to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Highworth will flag up structural issues linked to the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets in addition to Vale of White Horse Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Can the Highworth Home Survey consider this?

There are a number of concerns associated with clay soil, with subsidence being a common example. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building. For example, widening cracks may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Highworth, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the property. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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