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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 is the correct choice for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longhope

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longhope

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Longhope) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. stone slab roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longhope

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Longhope and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Longhope property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Longhope property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Longhope House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a flat close to good transport links in GL19 with an asking price of £384, 300. What will a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Longhope ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as any number of structural defects or whether there are any original features. One method is to analyse flat prices achieved in Longhope at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £358, 000, which is £26, 300 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £257, 831. The Ballroom, Drury Lane, Redmarley, Gloucester, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL19 3JX a freehold Flat sold for £358, 000 .

The best way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

A qualified surveyor will always actually visit the building as well as factoring in the multiple area issues that can impact on values.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Longhope properties at risk, and does a house surveyor check flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are exposed to flooding damage; sensible owners and house purchasers in Longhope are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The property survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Longhope enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would you give for a 70s property built with handmade bricks? Does brick decay faster in Longhope weather?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also be subject to numerous defects, such as moisture damage. Your surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Duffy J A of 82 Amersham Road, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP6 6SL on 01494 762669.

For instance, sailor bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of property in Longhope. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Longhope and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Longhope property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Longhope property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Longhope House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

There is a flat close to good transport links in GL19 with an asking price of £384, 300. What will a surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Longhope ?

There are many factors which could positively or negatively affect the price of property such as any number of structural defects or whether there are any original features. One method is to analyse flat prices achieved in Longhope at the same time for similar flats. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £358, 000, which is £26, 300 less than the price you are intending to pay. The average for houses and flats was £257, 831. The Ballroom, Drury Lane, Redmarley, Gloucester, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL19 3JX a freehold Flat sold for £358, 000 .



The best way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

A qualified surveyor will always actually visit the building as well as factoring in the multiple area issues that can impact on values.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Longhope properties at risk, and does a house surveyor check flood damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are exposed to flooding damage; sensible owners and house purchasers in Longhope are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The property survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Longhope enables the home surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would you give for a 70s property built with handmade bricks? Does brick decay faster in Longhope weather?

Brick-built property feature several advantages, but they will also be subject to numerous defects, such as moisture damage. Your surveyor would usually include these. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. For more information, contact a local builder, Duffy J A of 82 Amersham Road, Little Chalfont, Amersham, HP6 6SL on 01494 762669.

For instance, sailor bond or Flemish bond may be used in the construction of property in Longhope. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

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