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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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What Home Survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase in Langley?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Langley

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Langley

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Langley) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Langley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Langley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Langley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Langley property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Langley property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Langley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits in spending a bit more on a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a extended bungalow?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer technical survey which has been named the Building Survey is now available. Plump for a Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s Langley house built out of conventional construction materials.

There are certain provisos are integral with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house of comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert waste material disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Langley will notice structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as West Berkshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Langley surveyor investigate signs of water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a property in Langley in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Langley, such as via loose patio doors.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Langley lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Langley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Langley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Langley property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Langley property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Langley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any benefits in spending a bit more on a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a extended bungalow?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer technical survey which has been named the Building Survey is now available. Plump for a Building Survey if you are thinking of buying the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a post 1950s Langley house built out of conventional construction materials.



There are certain provisos are integral with any residential survey as a surveyor cannot open up the structure of the house of comment on non-permanent out buildings.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a maisonette near to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert waste material disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns like cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Langley will notice structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as West Berkshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Langley surveyor investigate signs of water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and owning a property in Langley in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Langley, such as via loose patio doors.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Langley lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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