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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.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually survey the accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas connected fittings e.g. balanced flues. A Shrivenham qualified surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and won't conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value the surveyor will take into account awareness of the Shrivenham property market and other things about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also examine materials used and use other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

It will be assumed that there are no compromising legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Shrivenham area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental issues like Shrivenham planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can you make for buildings constructed with stretcher bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Shrivenham weather?

Brick-constructed flats in Shrivenham do benefit from many advantages, but they can also suffer from a range of defects, ranging from sulphate attack to DPC failure.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Cummins M should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01753 573700 or 23 The Glen, Slough, SL3 7HP.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across the UK. One example is common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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.

Gas flame

Does the local surveyor look into the serviceability of the gas installations?

Your surveyor will locate and visually survey the accessible parts of the system. The survey will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas connected fittings e.g. balanced flues. A Shrivenham qualified surveyor will not remove any gas fittings and won't conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value the surveyor will take into account awareness of the Shrivenham property market and other things about the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also examine materials used and use other assumptions e.g. there are no hazardous materials. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

It will be assumed that there are no compromising legal issues for example the tenure being as indicated (e.g freehold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Additional local Shrivenham area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental issues like Shrivenham planning proposals (e.g flight path), also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What suggestions can you make for buildings constructed with stretcher bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Shrivenham weather?

Brick-constructed flats in Shrivenham do benefit from many advantages, but they can also suffer from a range of defects, ranging from sulphate attack to DPC failure.

A defect often found is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Cummins M should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01753 573700 or 23 The Glen, Slough, SL3 7HP.

A number of popular courses and methods of brick building can be found across the UK. One example is common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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