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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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Do you need a Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Pitstone

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Pitstone

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Pitstone) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pitstone

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pitstone and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Pitstone property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Pitstone property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Pitstone House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For the Pitstone HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

A fairly common example may be a non-functional draft inducer fan. Possible defects are inspected by eye from the ground if the roof is hard to access. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Pitstone property. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Pitstone property, omitting sections as necessary.

House Prices

There is a property in LU7 priced at £299, 493. What factors will RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Pitstone ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices such as the amount of ground rent or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to compare with the prices of house registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £279, 593, which is £19, 900 less than the selling price. 20, Campbell Lane, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9FT a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £238, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Pitstone property built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Pitstone HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Pitstone house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Pitstone and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Pitstone property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer comprehensive details of the Pitstone property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Pitstone House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For the Pitstone HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of an amber light rating defects affecting 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

A fairly common example may be a non-functional draft inducer fan. Possible defects are inspected by eye from the ground if the roof is hard to access. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2, but this may not be urgent. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Pitstone property. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Pitstone property, omitting sections as necessary.



House Prices

There is a property in LU7 priced at £299, 493. What factors will RICS surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in Pitstone ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices such as the amount of ground rent or the number of bathrooms. It often helps to compare with the prices of house registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

This means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £279, 593, which is £19, 900 less than the selling price. 20, Campbell Lane, Pitstone, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7 9FT a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £238, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional home valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Pitstone property built in the early 40s, but it has clay foundations. Does the Pitstone HomeBuyer Report cover this?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Pitstone house's foundations, forcing them inward. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. Parcels of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

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