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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Marlow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Marlow

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Marlow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Marlow

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Marlow and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marlow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Marlow property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Marlow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older dovecot in Marlow. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Marlow plan to buy property with real personality. For traditionally-built Marlow property, age, however, can be problematic. Marlow property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your Marlow surveyor for further advice. Wychert is a walling material made from straw and white clay. Examples of wychert building can be found in Marlow and throughout Buckinghamshire.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

The will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances such as fireplaces. Any fittings won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Buckinghamshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Rainbow Fix Ltd of 15 Washington Court, Gunthorpe Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire Tel. 07877373229 and David Bray Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 8, Station Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire Tel. 07725 748726.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a maisonette proximate to Marlow Quarry Area 6 and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. There are thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people throughout the UK including Marlow. Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Marlow will note structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Wycombe Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Marlow and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Marlow property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works on the property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Marlow property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Marlow Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

I am buying an older dovecot in Marlow. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some buyers in Marlow plan to buy property with real personality. For traditionally-built Marlow property, age, however, can be problematic. Marlow property built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your Marlow surveyor for further advice. Wychert is a walling material made from straw and white clay. Examples of wychert building can be found in Marlow and throughout Buckinghamshire.



Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

The will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated appliances such as fireplaces. Any fittings won't actually be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous and if there are any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Buckinghamshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Rainbow Fix Ltd of 15 Washington Court, Gunthorpe Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire Tel. 07877373229 and David Bray Plumbing and Heating Ltd of 8, Station Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire Tel. 07725 748726.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords have to conduct appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a maisonette proximate to Marlow Quarry Area 6 and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. hazardous waste material. There are thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people throughout the UK including Marlow. Risks include complex organic chemicals. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Marlow will note structural issues linked to the site. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Wycombe Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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