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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oakhill

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oakhill

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oakhill) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oakhill

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Oakhill and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Oakhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Oakhill property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Oakhill House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Oakhill include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation as well as a rebuilding cost included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the correct valuation your independent surveyor will factor in knowledge of Oakhill and other factors about the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any costly legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.

Additional local Oakhill area conjectures, for example services, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Oakhill, and think we saw signs of bugs in the bedroom - What should we do?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Oakhill. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Oakhill and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Oakhill property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Oakhill property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Oakhill House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Oakhill include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains an impartial valuation as well as a rebuilding cost included in the cost of the survey. To estimate the correct valuation your independent surveyor will factor in knowledge of Oakhill and other factors about the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any costly legal problems e.g. the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Such concerns will be unravelled by your legal representative.



Additional local Oakhill area conjectures, for example services, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Oakhill, and think we saw signs of bugs in the bedroom - What should we do?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Oakhill. This matter should be taken seriously. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months. For example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to insect infestation can include professional cleaning. If you believe woodworm, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is flaky white asbestos insulation in the property. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic resistance to electrical damage qualities and it may be found in Fuse box. Technically all forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to break asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will inform you of the options.

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