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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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What building survey is the correct choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lacock

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lacock

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Lacock) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lacock

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Lacock and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lacock property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Lacock property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Lacock Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check out when purchasing an extended house in Lacock in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Lacock surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be inflated as a result of the areas being in their original state. However many are falling into a poor state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Property surveyors will tell you if the home looks to be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported in the Lacock survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Lacock property we're buying, but we are not certain. What can we do?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as dust mites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Lacock? Where there are issues, what should we do?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on homes is overlooked. For instance, mildew or damp in the roof indicate that the drainage systems are a cause for concern. Poor drainage can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Lacock and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lacock property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Lacock property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Lacock Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I need to check out when purchasing an extended house in Lacock in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Lacock surveyors are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be inflated as a result of the areas being in their original state. However many are falling into a poor state for example - ugly satellite dishes



Property surveyors will tell you if the home looks to be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out by your legal representation. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may be reported in the Lacock survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the Lacock property we're buying, but we are not certain. What can we do?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as dust mites as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. As some infestations can be very stubborn, knowing the risks, and chance of success before you buy is essential.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is high levels of rainfall an issue in Lacock? Where there are issues, what should we do?

I find it odd that the effect which wet weather has on homes is overlooked. For instance, mildew or damp in the roof indicate that the drainage systems are a cause for concern. Poor drainage can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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