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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oswestry

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oswestry

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Oswestry) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oswestry

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oswestry and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Oswestry property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Oswestry property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Oswestry Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Oswestry which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly aesthetic and is/was common on some Regency buildings for example. It can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Oswestry can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped water resulting in the render failing. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Darley Dale stone. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. Problems which impact stone-built Oswestry homes can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should be wary of if planning to buy a flat in Oswestry in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the building. Property Prices are generally higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are expected inform you whether the building is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Oswestry Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your legal representation. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Milton Francis & Hughes are based in 32-36 Willow Street, Shropshire, Shropshire, SY11 1AD and may be able to advise. Tel: 01691 654662

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Oswestry and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Oswestry property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Oswestry property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Oswestry Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Oswestry which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a kind of smooth render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like surface. The effect is highly aesthetic and is/was common on some Regency buildings for example. It can have lime in it as well as animal fibres to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Oswestry can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems like trapped water resulting in the render failing. Other issues might involve attack from sulphates or salts absorbed from brickwork. Re-coating Stucco problems may be expensive as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming harder to find.



Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a house and the seller has confirmed that it has been built with Darley Dale stone. Are there any related issues that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including weathered stone. Problems which impact stone-built Oswestry homes can vary greatly, with issues like weathered stone being quote common. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future. For example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should be wary of if planning to buy a flat in Oswestry in conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the building. Property Prices are generally higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of conservation areas being in good order.

Property surveyors are expected inform you whether the building is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Oswestry Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are raised by your legal representation. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for the lawyer. Milton Francis & Hughes are based in 32-36 Willow Street, Shropshire, Shropshire, SY11 1AD and may be able to advise. Tel: 01691 654662

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