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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Southmead

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Southmead

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Southmead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this survey when buying a non standard property such as stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Southmead

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Southmead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Southmead property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Southmead property's condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Southmead Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.

Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Southmead house with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the lounge. What advice should we get?

Pests like lice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Southmead. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to an infestation can include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Southmead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Southmead property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make alterations, it would be better that you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Southmead property's condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Southmead Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is a risk of powdery brown asbestos walls situated in the property. What is asbestos and can it be removed?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous mineral. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately pernicious and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful however, on no account to remove the asbestos and expert advice must be taken immediately.



Surveyors cannot test for asbestos on a survey. However they will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Southmead house with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? What matters must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of pests in the lounge. What advice should we get?

Pests like lice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Southmead. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. For example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Remedies to an infestation can include traps. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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