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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lechlade

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property made of standard building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lechlade

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lechlade) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lechlade

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Lechlade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally 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 carry out substantial modifications, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Lechlade property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Lechlade Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a home in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will note any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Vale of White Horse Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Lechlade? Will the house surveyor report on this? If there is necessary work, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Lechlade and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on buildings in Lechlade are rarely considered properly. If you have visited the home in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a detached house in GL7 for £440, 068. What will the Lechlade RICS surveyor evaluate on a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that might affect property values ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. One method is to put side by side house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £416, 868, which is £23, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £412, 150. 2, Manor Gardens, Lechlade, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 3EQ a detached property sold for £385, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate house valued is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The RICS chartered surveyor will always visit the property as well as considering the wealth of items that have a bearing on property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Lechlade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally 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 carry out substantial modifications, you should you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Lechlade property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Lechlade Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a home in the region a landfill site

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial refuse. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will note any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the British Geological databases as well as Vale of White Horse Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Lechlade? Will the house surveyor report on this? If there is necessary work, will they be inconvenient to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Lechlade and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on buildings in Lechlade are rarely considered properly. If you have visited the home in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

House Prices

I am planning to acquire a detached house in GL7 for £440, 068. What will the Lechlade RICS surveyor evaluate on a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors that might affect property values ranging from existence of building regulations for modifications to its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. One method is to put side by side house prices recorded in the same area for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £416, 868, which is £23, 200 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £412, 150. 2, Manor Gardens, Lechlade, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7 3EQ a detached property sold for £385, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate house valued is to get a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

The RICS chartered surveyor will always visit the property as well as considering the wealth of items that have a bearing on property prices.

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