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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Reading

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Reading

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Reading) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Reading

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Reading and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Reading property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Reading property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Reading House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the home in Reading we're buying, but we are not certain. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Reading. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining for example.

All forms including white are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

Is £181, 956 a good price to buy a property in RG1 for. What factors will Reading qualified RICS surveyor take into account on a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that can impact on property values for example whether the property is mortgageable or the size of the garden. It may help to analyse the prices of flat achieved in Reading at the same time for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £167, 256, which is £14, 700 less than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £195, 770. 36, Yew Lane, Reading, Reading, Reading, RG1 6DA a leasehold flat sold for £97, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an integral component.

The qualified surveyor will actually visit the site as well as factoring in the variety of issues that might affect property prices.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Reading and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Reading property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Reading property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Reading House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be vermin at the home in Reading we're buying, but we are not certain. Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like woodworm may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Reading. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected home may not always be easy to identify.

For example, damage to stored clothes or carpets is a sign of a moth infestation, but may not be spotted for months. Treatment for insect infestation may include removal or excision of affected timber. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there are asbestos ceiling boards in the maisonette. Which types of asbestos are a concern, will this be a hazard and Should we still go ahead with the purchase?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. pipe insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in paper lining for example.

All forms including white are ultimately dangerous and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a single fibre is not deadly.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay. Getting rid of asbestos is costly but absolutely must be conducted by professionals.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will note possible asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

House Prices

Is £181, 956 a good price to buy a property in RG1 for. What factors will Reading qualified RICS surveyor take into account on a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that can impact on property values for example whether the property is mortgageable or the size of the garden. It may help to analyse the prices of flat achieved in Reading at the same time for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £167, 256, which is £14, 700 less than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £195, 770. 36, Yew Lane, Reading, Reading, Reading, RG1 6DA a leasehold flat sold for £97, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as an integral component.

The qualified surveyor will actually visit the site as well as factoring in the variety of issues that might affect property prices.

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