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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Princes Risborough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Princes Risborough

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Princes Risborough) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option for non standard property such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Princes Risborough

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Princes Risborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Princes Risborough 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 the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Princes Risborough property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Princes Risborough Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Princes Risborough property surveyor check possible flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Princes Risborough area likely to affect the Princes Risborough house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Princes Risborough house is at risk.

House Prices

Is £252, 000 a good amount to pay for a property close to good transport links in HP27 for and What things will a surveyor take into account when conducting a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the state of repair of the property or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. You can try to weigh up prices against flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £248, 500, which is £3, 500 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £394, 248. Midsummer Place, Flat 3, Station Road, Princes Risborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9BP sold for £295, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

A qualified surveyor will always visit the home in addition to allowing for all other items affecting house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor consider?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Princes Risborough and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Princes Risborough 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 the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Princes Risborough property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Princes Risborough Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Princes Risborough property surveyor check possible flooding?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Telegraph), and owning a property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. An awareness of characteristics of the Princes Risborough area likely to affect the Princes Risborough house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a survey report if the RICS surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Princes Risborough house is at risk.



House Prices

Is £252, 000 a good amount to pay for a property close to good transport links in HP27 for and What things will a surveyor take into account when conducting a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the state of repair of the property or if there is any evidence of fungal decay. You can try to weigh up prices against flat prices achieved in the area for similar flats. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £248, 500, which is £3, 500 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £394, 248. Midsummer Place, Flat 3, Station Road, Princes Risborough, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9BP sold for £295, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

A qualified surveyor will always visit the home in addition to allowing for all other items affecting house prices.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the home. What subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor consider?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe will clear away soil which supports the structure. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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