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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hungerford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hungerford

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hungerford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. timber frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hungerford

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hungerford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Hungerford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hungerford property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Hungerford Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated regency semi detached home in Hungerford.

Stucco is a form of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is often found on Georgian properties. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hungerford can focus on issues e.g. trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could involve attack from salts absorbed from bricks. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I intend to purchase, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Hungerford Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Hungerford your surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of the accessible parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things like whether there are residual circuit breakers or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hungerford .

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Hungerford house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will your Hungerford Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Hungerford property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hungerford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hungerford and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Hungerford property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Hungerford property's condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Hungerford Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco coated regency semi detached home in Hungerford.

Stucco is a form of solid render. Usually it is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. Stucco render is highly attractive and is often found on Georgian properties. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as plant fibres to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors in Hungerford can focus on issues e.g. trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems could involve attack from salts absorbed from bricks. Re-applying problems with stucco can be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I intend to purchase, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system; does Hungerford Homebuyer Report give details on on the wiring and electrical system?

During a Home Buyers Survey in Hungerford your surveyor should usually remark on the electrics if it is obvious that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. This should include a by sight view of the accessible parts of the wiring or fusebox and other things like whether there are residual circuit breakers or checking the state of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will form part of the survey. Inspecting any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey in Hungerford .

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) be conducted at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Hungerford house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will your Hungerford Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Hungerford property will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Hungerford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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