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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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick maintenance tips for the Georgian property we're buying?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also suffer from diverse problems. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to crypto-florescence. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. LGL Bricklaying Contractors should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 13A Greenyard, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1RH or 01992 713419.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider downspouts? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on Princes Risborough homes are rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have visited the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage, and may lead to water damage. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to check out if planning to buy a property in Princes Risborough in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection may have with the property and its value. House prices are generally greater owing to the areas retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Property surveyors will tell you whether the location looks to be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Princes Risborough Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Timothy Kench & Co are a local firm situated at 6 Chequers Parade, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0PN and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01494 864 153

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get brick maintenance tips for the Georgian property we're buying?

Brick-built structures demonstrate several benefits, but they will also suffer from diverse problems. This could be anything from horizontal cracking to crypto-florescence. For instance, rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues and should be taken very seriously. LGL Bricklaying Contractors should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 13A Greenyard, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1RH or 01992 713419.

Brick-build property are used in properties built throughout the ages, leading to a broad range of techniques. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider downspouts? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, heavy rainfall and the effect it can have on Princes Risborough homes are rarely considered properly by buyers. If you have visited the property in dry weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that gutters are at risk include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage, and may lead to water damage. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to check out if planning to buy a property in Princes Risborough in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local issues and any connection may have with the property and its value. House prices are generally greater owing to the areas retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state e.g. ugly satellite dishes

Property surveyors will tell you whether the location looks to be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Princes Risborough Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Timothy Kench & Co are a local firm situated at 6 Chequers Parade, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0PN and may be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01494 864 153

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