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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Newbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Newbury

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Newbury) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Newbury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    The Long Barn, Crockham Heath Farm, Enborne, Newbury, West Barkshire, RG20

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    Fifth Road, Newbury, RG14

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Newbury and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Newbury property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Newbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Newbury Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I would like to buy a house in RG20. The vendor is asking £364, 212. What will a surveyor evaluate when carrying out a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on property values ranging from noise to whether the garden is overlooked. You can try to weigh up prices against house values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £335, 812, which is £28, 400 less than the asking price (£287, 732 was the blended house/flat average). Naseby House, 2, Enborne Lodge Lane, Enborne, Newbury, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG14 6RH a detached property was purchased for £675, 000 .

The only way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Newbury which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be an issue. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roof will be reported on?

Residential property in Newbury that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to damage to the roof. From the decking to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Newbury, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Haines Roofing of 19 Fir Tree La, Newbury, RG14 2QX on 01635 40293 for a quote.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when purchasing an older property in Newbury? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built between 1580 and 1580, Shaw House is an example of a traditional house in Newbury.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Newbury and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Newbury property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Newbury property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get a Newbury Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

I would like to buy a house in RG20. The vendor is asking £364, 212. What will a surveyor evaluate when carrying out a property valuation report ?

There is a vast array of things that can impact on property values ranging from noise to whether the garden is overlooked. You can try to weigh up prices against house values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The means house prices registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £335, 812, which is £28, 400 less than the asking price (£287, 732 was the blended house/flat average). Naseby House, 2, Enborne Lodge Lane, Enborne, Newbury, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG14 6RH a detached property was purchased for £675, 000 .



The only way for you to get an accurate house valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Newbury which includes a professional valuation as standard. Your qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour warned us that access to the roof could be an issue. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What aspects of the roof will be reported on?

Residential property in Newbury that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to damage to the roof. From the decking to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Newbury, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Speak to Haines Roofing of 19 Fir Tree La, Newbury, RG14 2QX on 01635 40293 for a quote.

Traditionally built property

What should we bear in mind when purchasing an older property in Newbury? Will upkeep costs be higher?

A building's age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be costly to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. .

Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. If you are uncertain, speak to your surveyor for more information. Built between 1580 and 1580, Shaw House is an example of a traditional house in Newbury.

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