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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stockwood

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stockwood

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stockwood) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stockwood

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stockwood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stockwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stockwood property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Stockwood Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will a Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Stockwood buyers. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the living room to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Stockwood surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general

increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be conscious of if intending to buy a home in Stockwood in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Stockwood are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local factors and any bearing they have with the home. Property values will be significantly higher because of conservation areas being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you if the house is or might be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unapproved modifications to the building will also be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I obtain the full structural survey when acquiring a extended Edwardian home in Stockwood as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. Plump for the Building Survey in the case of the property outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period Stockwood house of standard building materials. There are several limitations exist with the survey as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stockwood and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stockwood property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stockwood property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Stockwood Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the mid 50s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to create problems? Will a Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Stockwood buyers. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a structure. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the living room to sticking window frames. There is a real benefit in booking a Stockwood surveyor to carry out your Home Buyers Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general



increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Are there any things we need to be conscious of if intending to buy a home in Stockwood in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Stockwood are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local factors and any bearing they have with the home. Property values will be significantly higher because of conservation areas being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you if the house is or might be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unapproved modifications to the building will also be reported, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I obtain the full structural survey when acquiring a extended Edwardian home in Stockwood as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Sometimes referred to as a Full Structural Survey by many agents and buyers, this survey is no longer offered and this most technical survey has been given a new title by RICS(Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) and the right term is now the Building Survey. Plump for the Building Survey in the case of the property outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a non period Stockwood house of standard building materials. There are several limitations exist with the survey as a surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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