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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shrivenham

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shrivenham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Shrivenham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shrivenham

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Shrivenham and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Shrivenham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Shrivenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Shrivenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along the kitchen ceiling, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Shrivenham. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What will our Shrivenham surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Shrivenham home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties can be blighted by problems like wet rot. From slates to collar ties, every element of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Speak to Adaker Roofing Specialists of 36 Sheerwold Close, Stratton, Swindon, SN3 4XW on 07977 672853 for a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including painted over ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Shrivenham and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Shrivenham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Shrivenham property's condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Shrivenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks along the kitchen ceiling, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor reveal?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly may suggest movement and subsidence. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a structure in Shrivenham. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What will our Shrivenham surveyor investigate during the survey?

This is a common concern for Shrivenham home buyers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. A large number of properties can be blighted by problems like wet rot. From slates to collar ties, every element of the roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of wholesale replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a contractor for the job itself. Speak to Adaker Roofing Specialists of 36 Sheerwold Close, Stratton, Swindon, SN3 4XW on 07977 672853 for a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials including painted over ceilings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in lagging.

All forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought urgently.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will inform you of the options.

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