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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Maidenhead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maidenhead

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Maidenhead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maidenhead

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Maidenhead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Maidenhead property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Maidenhead property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Maidenhead property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Maidenhead Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected as part of the Maidenhead survey, as well as gas affiliated installations such as flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Maidenhead qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Berkshire based local companies include Mick Jazz Plumbing and Heating of 101 Gardner Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire Tel. 07970 061138 and Delorange Limited of Delorange Limited, 1 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire Tel. 07810015222.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our building surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. From dormer windows to roof battens, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Maidenhead, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor a quote for any suggested work. Contact Allen Roofing Contractors of 12 Wycombe La, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, HP10 0HE on 01628 439417 for an estimate.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Maidenhead house or flat what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

For a Maidenhead house, one issue is flashing and caulking defects. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Maidenhead house in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Maidenhead and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Maidenhead property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Maidenhead property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Maidenhead property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Maidenhead Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Will a qualified RICS surveyor check out the state of repair of the gas mains supply?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected as part of the Maidenhead survey, as well as gas affiliated installations such as flue/chimney maintenance. However, the Maidenhead qualified surveyor won't remove the external fittings or housings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the appliances or system. You should never attempt to fix gas fittings your self as it can be fatal and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe certified Berkshire based local companies include Mick Jazz Plumbing and Heating of 101 Gardner Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire Tel. 07970 061138 and Delorange Limited of Delorange Limited, 1 Bell Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire Tel. 07810015222.



Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our building surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

This is often asked by purchasers who know that homes can still be subject to difficulties with the roof. From dormer windows to roof battens, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Maidenhead, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the RICS surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor a quote for any suggested work. Contact Allen Roofing Contractors of 12 Wycombe La, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe, HP10 0HE on 01628 439417 for an estimate.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Maidenhead house or flat what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

For a Maidenhead house, one issue is flashing and caulking defects. Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Maidenhead house in question will need some work, but this may not be urgent. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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