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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 is the correct choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Radford) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Radford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Radford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Radford property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Radford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere defects in the sewer system. Undersized downspouts is an example. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey

for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish bond upkeep suggestions, can a Radford property surveyor help? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick flats in Radford will show signs of both minor and serious issues, from frost damaged pointing to vertical cracking. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact Janusz S for a repairs estimate at 01244 819003 or 90 Llwyni Dr, Connah's Quay, Deeside, CH5 4NJ.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that bowing had been a concern - What aspects of the roofing will be checked during the survey?

Radford property in good condition can be hiding serious problems like bowing beams. From purlins to ridge flashing, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local roofing specialist with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote. Call Whinnery R of 16 North End, Pinvin, Pershore, WR10 2LD on 07974 002849 for a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Radford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Radford property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will give a thorough analysis of the Radford property's general condition along with advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Radford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Substandard guttering

In the HomeBuyer Report what are common Condition rating 3 defects for 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere defects in the sewer system. Undersized downspouts is an example. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the house or flat's construction. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific property being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey



for any home buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish bond upkeep suggestions, can a Radford property surveyor help? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick flats in Radford will show signs of both minor and serious issues, from frost damaged pointing to vertical cracking. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Contact Janusz S for a repairs estimate at 01244 819003 or 90 Llwyni Dr, Connah's Quay, Deeside, CH5 4NJ.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that bowing had been a concern - What aspects of the roofing will be checked during the survey?

Radford property in good condition can be hiding serious problems like bowing beams. From purlins to ridge flashing, all aspects of the roof will be taken into account, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like a complete replacement, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local roofing specialist with good feedback should be able to assist with a quote. Call Whinnery R of 16 North End, Pinvin, Pershore, WR10 2LD on 07974 002849 for a quote.

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