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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ledbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ledbury

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ledbury) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this survey for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ledbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ledbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ledbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ledbury property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Ledbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick chimney upkeep suggestions - can a Ledbury surveyor assist?

Brick-walled properties in Ledbury can show signs of considerable issues, from lack of a damp proof course to spalling. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Contact A C Brickwork & Builders for a repairs estimate at 01689 619081 or 22 Gladwell Rd, Bromley, BR1 4DA.

Ledbury home purchasers may need to consider that great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we are intending to purchase we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the Ledbury surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Ledbury Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on things like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with dry rot. What does the surveyor in Ledbury look for?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Ledbury can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Ledbury and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Ledbury property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension on the property, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Ledbury property's state of repair in addition to information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Ledbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick chimney upkeep suggestions - can a Ledbury surveyor assist?

Brick-walled properties in Ledbury can show signs of considerable issues, from lack of a damp proof course to spalling. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Contact A C Brickwork & Builders for a repairs estimate at 01689 619081 or 22 Gladwell Rd, Bromley, BR1 4DA.

Ledbury home purchasers may need to consider that great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. English bond, featuring alternating rows of long and short faces of bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the house we are intending to purchase we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a the Ledbury surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

During a Ledbury Homebuyer Report the home surveyor will usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsatisfactory state. A Home surveyor should also provide detail on things like checking the state of repair of fitted appliances e.g. water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings and switch gear. .

Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with dry rot. What does the surveyor in Ledbury look for?

This often causes anxiety for purchasers who know how costly roofing work can be. Houses across Ledbury can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as a complete replacement) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor a quote for any suggested work.

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