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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 Horfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Horfield) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horfield

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Horfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Horfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Horfield property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Horfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Horfield property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the value of the property your independent surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal problems such as there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further Horfield conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to environmental problems like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would be advised to look out for when buying an extended house in Horfield in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Horfield must have knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect they have with the home and its value. Values will be greater as a result of the areas being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you if the property is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property will also be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Horfield structure with a loft conversion - What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Horfield could feature roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Horfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Horfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Horfield property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Horfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Horfield property will include a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. To be able to determine the value of the property your independent surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property e.g. number of bedrooms The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions such as the ground is not land filled.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any costly legal problems such as there being no outstanding claims. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.



Further Horfield conjectures, for example services, are made in addition to environmental problems like busy roads, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would be advised to look out for when buying an extended house in Horfield in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local councils. Surveyors in Horfield must have knowledge of relevant local area factors and any effect they have with the home and its value. Values will be greater as a result of the areas being largely unspoilt However many conservation areas are falling into a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors will inform you if the property is possibly is designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic adjustments to the property will also be reported but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Horfield structure with a loft conversion - What should we investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Homes throughout Horfield could feature roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like wholesale replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable local contractor.

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