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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Montpelier

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Montpelier

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Montpelier) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional e.g. granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Montpelier

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Montpelier and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Montpelier property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Montpelier property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Montpelier Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a building constructed in 1710? What impact will the timber frame have on maintenance?

Many buyers plan to buy a home with character. For houses in Montpelier built before the 20th Century, age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property showcasing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Montpelier's conservation areas. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Contact the surveyor for more detail.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built apartment in Montpelier and found that there is a 3mm gap between the kitchen wall and the door frame. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be put right without a great deal of stress.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a home proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health problems like cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Montpelier will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Montpelier and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Montpelier property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Montpelier property's condition as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Montpelier Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing a building constructed in 1710? What impact will the timber frame have on maintenance?

Many buyers plan to buy a home with character. For houses in Montpelier built before the 20th Century, age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Property showcasing traditional methods can be challenging to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Montpelier's conservation areas. This may make the final cost hard to predict. Contact the surveyor for more detail.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1987-built apartment in Montpelier and found that there is a 3mm gap between the kitchen wall and the door frame. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In the majority of cases, subsidence can be put right without a great deal of stress.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting flat. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer may become unstable and begin to slide downward. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a home proximate to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health problems like cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Montpelier will consider structural issues connected with the landfill. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the Landmark data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

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