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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shipston on Stour

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shipston on Stour

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Shipston on Stour) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard property such as mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shipston on Stour

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

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    Oxway Close, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Shipston on Stour and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shipston on Stour property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Shipston on Stour property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shipston on Stour Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Shipston on Stour Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs. Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should on guard for if intending to buy a flat in Shipston on Stour in conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be greater because of them being unspoilt.

Surveyors are expected note if the house could be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unsympathetic developments to the property may also be reported in the Shipston on Stour survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages of carrying out a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys don't actually exist anymore as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. You should select a Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a post fifties unmodified house made out of standard building materials.

Be aware that several provisos exist with a Building Survey as your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Shipston on Stour and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Shipston on Stour property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Shipston on Stour property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shipston on Stour Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence issues does the Shipston on Stour Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new building after time has passed in order to make repairs. Subsidence results from a range of factors. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will clear away soil supporting the building structure. This can effectively reduce the volume of the soil surrounding the structure, meaning it can no longer support the weight of the building. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.



Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should on guard for if intending to buy a flat in Shipston on Stour in conservation area, particularly in respect of to property values?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local issues and any effect they have on the building and its value. The value of homes tends to be greater because of them being unspoilt.

Surveyors are expected note if the house could be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unsympathetic developments to the property may also be reported in the Shipston on Stour survey, however these should be concern for your conveyancer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages of carrying out a full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report?

Structural Surveys don't actually exist anymore as the Building Survey is the new more technical home survey. You should select a Building Survey for the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail if investigating a post fifties unmodified house made out of standard building materials.

Be aware that several provisos exist with a Building Survey as your surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house nor can he/she look into the internal condition of chimneys.

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