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Building
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Slough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Slough

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Slough) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Slough

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Slough and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Slough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Slough property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Slough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into drainage? And could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Slough and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on a house is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the new home on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include corroded downspouts. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we should look into if purchasing a converted flat in Slough in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor must have relevant knowledge of local issues and the connection they have with the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building could be classified as such and Section I of the Slough Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be commented on but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Linkside Solicitors are a local firm situated at 71 High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 7JX should be happy to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01628 559 432

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be detached. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Berkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include M S A Heating of 35, Northern Road, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07861393914 and Fred Harrod Heating & Plumbing of 18 Templewood Lane Cottages, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07860235004.

Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Slough and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Slough property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out significant alterations, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Slough property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Slough Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into drainage? And could it affect the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Slough and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on a house is rarely considered properly. If you have only seen the new home on a clear day, problems are unlikely to be visible.

Signs that drainage systems are at risk include corroded downspouts. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.



Conservation area

Will there be any things we should look into if purchasing a converted flat in Slough in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor must have relevant knowledge of local issues and the connection they have with the home and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved.

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the building could be classified as such and Section I of the Slough Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be commented on but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Linkside Solicitors are a local firm situated at 71 High Street, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 7JX should be happy to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01628 559 432

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they will not however be detached. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially hazardous, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Berkshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include M S A Heating of 35, Northern Road, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07861393914 and Fred Harrod Heating & Plumbing of 18 Templewood Lane Cottages, Templewood Lane, Stoke Poges, Slough, Berkshire Tel. 07860235004.

Regulations require that all landlords have to complete appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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