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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oxfordshire

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oxfordshire

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oxfordshire) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oxfordshire

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Oxfordshire and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oxfordshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Oxfordshire property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Oxfordshire Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can a surveyor in Oxfordshire make for a 60s residence with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-built Oxfordshire buildings demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also experience a number of issues. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Dave Beach Building Services at 34 Brookside, East Hanney, Wantage, OX12 0JL should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01235 239861.

Oxfordshire home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. .

The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Oxfordshire, and can a Oxfordshire home buyers survey check possible water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Oxfordshire will be secure against floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Oxfordshire area likely to affect the Oxfordshire home also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Oxfordshire. What aspects of the roof of the building will be considered?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be hiding serious roofing problems. From gables to tie beams, the roof structure as a whole will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Cotswold Roofing Ltd of 15 St. Michaels Close, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BE on 01993 832587 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Oxfordshire and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Oxfordshire property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Oxfordshire property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Oxfordshire Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can a surveyor in Oxfordshire make for a 60s residence with Flemish bond walls?

Brick-built Oxfordshire buildings demonstrate several benefits. Unfortunately, they also experience a number of issues. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Dave Beach Building Services at 34 Brookside, East Hanney, Wantage, OX12 0JL should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01235 239861.

Oxfordshire home purchasers may need to consider that a great deal of variety, both in appearance and manufacture can be found across the UK, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. .



The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Oxfordshire, and can a Oxfordshire home buyers survey check possible water damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Oxfordshire will be secure against floods, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Oxfordshire area likely to affect the Oxfordshire home also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The building surveyor will usually recommend that the property purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Oxfordshire. What aspects of the roof of the building will be considered?

Questions like this are often asked of building surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property can be hiding serious roofing problems. From gables to tie beams, the roof structure as a whole will be considered, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Cotswold Roofing Ltd of 15 St. Michaels Close, Chipping Norton, OX7 6BE on 01993 832587 for a quote.

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Recent Oxfordshire Surveyor Reports

  • Rotten window frames requiring repair

    By Stewart Sherman November 7th, 2012

    The windows and doors of this property are all of timber framed double glazed construction. Although relatively recent installation (est 10 years old), the majority of both windows and doors showed obvious rot to the timber frames (see photo for example).  The frames of the doors...