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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 Shepton Mallet

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shepton Mallet

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shepton Mallet) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shepton Mallet

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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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 Shepton Mallet and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shepton Mallet property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Shepton Mallet property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Shepton Mallet Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the Shepton Mallet surveyor investigate during the survey?

Houses in Shepton Mallet in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to verify if purchasing a property in Shepton Mallet in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shepton Mallet are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the bearing they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually significantly higher as a result of them resisting change. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors are expected advise whether the building looks like it may be is designated and Section I of your Shepton Mallet Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in Shepton Mallet.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian houses. It is almost exactly the same as mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Shepton Mallet surveyors can highlight defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Shepton Mallet and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shepton Mallet property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Shepton Mallet property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Shepton Mallet Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What does the Shepton Mallet surveyor investigate during the survey?

Houses in Shepton Mallet in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious difficulties with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. eaves. The surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Roof maintenance can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. However, buyers should endeavour to compare a number of quotes to find the best deal.



Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to verify if purchasing a property in Shepton Mallet in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shepton Mallet are required by RICS to have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the bearing they have with the property and its value. Prices is usually significantly higher as a result of them resisting change. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors are expected advise whether the building looks like it may be is designated and Section I of your Shepton Mallet Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the building may also be noted but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency house in Shepton Mallet.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian houses. It is almost exactly the same as mortar (sand and cement). It used to contain lime in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Shepton Mallet surveyors can highlight defects such as when stucco is exposed to on-going weathering and rain which gets saturated and prone to frost damage.

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Fixing Stucco problems can be dear as the skills are becoming rarer.

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