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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St George

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St George

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in St George) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St George

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St George and which is cheaper?

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

If the St George property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the St George property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a St George Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with wet rot. Which issues relating to the home's roof will be checked during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can often hide roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the parapet walls. Your house surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once

the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built houses be a challenge. Which issues should we consider?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Westwood Ground Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion. 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.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a building in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste material. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in St George and which is cheaper?

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

If the St George property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the St George property's condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a St George Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with wet rot. Which issues relating to the home's roof will be checked during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by buyers who are aware that property can often hide roofing problems, such as. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the slates to the parapet walls. Your house surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Maintenance need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once



the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local roofing specialist for the job itself.

Stone block wall damage

Can Wooton stone-built houses be a challenge. Which issues should we consider?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Westwood Ground Limestone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include erosion. 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.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a building in the region a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. domestic waste material. Nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health problems like downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will find any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your lawyer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets as well as Bristol Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

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