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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 do I need for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pangbourne

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pangbourne

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Pangbourne) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example cellared or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pangbourne

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pangbourne and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Pangbourne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Pangbourne property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Pangbourne Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a home near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Pangbourne will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Reading Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Most homes in Pangbourne are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing an abandoned period purpose built flat in Pangbourne?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. If purchasing an unusual home like a poor condition flat in Pangbourne, this is now the best home survey to get. Shortly after an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to the purchaser providing thorough and frequently critical insight on the standard of construction and repair of the flat. There will be certain limitations with a Building Survey because a qualified surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Pangbourne flat such as removing secured hatches. Additionally flats often involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. meaning a surveyor can only survey the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, although he/she also outline information about other areas such as like lifts. For more information and a comparison of survey types click here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pangbourne and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Pangbourne property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, you should you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Pangbourne property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Pangbourne Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a home near to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Concerns include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Pangbourne will examine structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency databases as well as Reading Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent suggested subsidence might be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience some minor cracking, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations. Most homes in Pangbourne are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground and could then become unsteady and begin to slide downward. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it best to upgrade to full structural survey prior to purchasing an abandoned period purpose built flat in Pangbourne?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. If purchasing an unusual home like a poor condition flat in Pangbourne, this is now the best home survey to get. Shortly after an exhaustive inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, a formal written report will be emailed and posted to the purchaser providing thorough and frequently critical insight on the standard of construction and repair of the flat. There will be certain limitations with a Building Survey because a qualified surveyor is not able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Pangbourne flat such as removing secured hatches. Additionally flats often involve shared parts of the building which cannot always be accessed. meaning a surveyor can only survey the area within identifiable boundary of the flat, although he/she also outline information about other areas such as like lifts. For more information and a comparison of survey types click here.

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