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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.

House Prices

There is a detached house in BS7 with an asking price of £179, 149. What different issues will your Horfield surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Horfield ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to look at prices recorded in Horfield for similar properties.

The average house price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £174, 149, which is £5, 000 less than £179, 149 - the amount you buying for. The house/flat average was £163, 124. 3, Ardagh Court, Bristol, City Of Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS7 0HX a detached house sold for £182, 500 .

The only way for you to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we are interested to purchase it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Horfield Home Buyers Survey your surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on possible problems relating to things like confirming the state of repair of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage radiators or where to find the meter or consumer unit. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Horfield.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to commission the full structural survey when investing in a defective period property near Horfield instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often described as the Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When buying an unusual house, for example an unloved Horfield house - Building Survey is now the most appropriate home survey to commission. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be provided to the prospective purchaser running through comprehensive and significant details concerning the condition of the property.

There will be one or two limitations with a Building Survey to be aware of because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Horfield property e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

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.

House Prices

There is a detached house in BS7 with an asking price of £179, 149. What different issues will your Horfield surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Horfield ?

Any number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property for instance the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to look at prices recorded in Horfield for similar properties.

The average house price completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £174, 149, which is £5, 000 less than £179, 149 - the amount you buying for. The house/flat average was £163, 124. 3, Ardagh Court, Bristol, City Of Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS7 0HX a detached house sold for £182, 500 .

The only way for you to get an impartial house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as a core component.



Shocking Electrics

When we visited the building we are interested to purchase it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a surveyor go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

When carrying out a Horfield Home Buyers Survey your surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in a hazardous condition. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on possible problems relating to things like confirming the state of repair of any fitted electrical appliances, for example storage radiators or where to find the meter or consumer unit. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician should form part of the survey in Horfield.

Building Surveys on houses

Do we need to commission the full structural survey when investing in a defective period property near Horfield instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

They are often described as the Structural Survey by some, this survey is now defunct and and this most technical survey has been given a new name by RICS and the proper name is now the Building Survey. When buying an unusual house, for example an unloved Horfield house - Building Survey is now the most appropriate home survey to commission. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings, a formal report will be provided to the prospective purchaser running through comprehensive and significant details concerning the condition of the property.

There will be one or two limitations with a Building Survey to be aware of because RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to (unless owners consent provided) open up the fabric of the of the Horfield property e.g. removing the contents of cupboards.

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