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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 Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Melksham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Melksham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Melksham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Melksham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Melksham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Melksham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Melksham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Melksham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and professional advice must be taken ASAP. On no account endeavour to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas supply?

The surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the Melksham survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Wiltshire based local companies include S Laidlaw Plumbing & Heating of 55 Primrose Drive, Melksham, Wiltshire Tel. 07894434212 and R J Gould Ltd of 53 Sandridge Road, Melksham, Wiltshire Tel. 07860178934.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should be aware of if buying a converted house in Melksham near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and the connection they have on the building and its value. Property Prices are generally higher which is down to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the property is or might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Melksham Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unconsented extensions to the property may also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Wansbroughs are a local firm situated at Oakwood House, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN12 7NP will be happy to advise further. Tel: 01225 896 100

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Melksham and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Melksham property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Melksham property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Melksham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there may be asbestos ceiling material concealed in the property. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire doors. Technically all forms are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. Its existence does not necessarily pose a risk to health.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break it and professional advice must be taken ASAP. On no account endeavour to disturb it yourself.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However they will report on potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.



Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas supply?

The surveyor will locate and visually check any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter as part of the Melksham survey, as well as gas affiliated fixtures for example - fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be removed. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Wiltshire based local companies include S Laidlaw Plumbing & Heating of 55 Primrose Drive, Melksham, Wiltshire Tel. 07894434212 and R J Gould Ltd of 53 Sandridge Road, Melksham, Wiltshire Tel. 07860178934.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations we should be aware of if buying a converted house in Melksham near a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local council. Your surveyor need to have sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and the connection they have on the building and its value. Property Prices are generally higher which is down to the areas retaining original features.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the property is or might be is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Melksham Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out by your legal adviser. Unconsented extensions to the property may also be commented on, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer. Wansbroughs are a local firm situated at Oakwood House, Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN12 7NP will be happy to advise further. Tel: 01225 896 100

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