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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey is the right choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stoke Gifford

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stoke Gifford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Gifford) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. granite wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stoke Gifford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Stoke Gifford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stoke Gifford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Gifford property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Stoke Gifford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we would need to be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Stoke Gifford in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Stoke Gifford must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have on the building. Prices tends to be significantly higher owing to the areas being preserved. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors will advise you whether the property is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be reported in the Stoke Gifford survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Stoke Gifford builder mentioned subsidence may be an issue. What subsidence issues will the property survey reveal?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Stoke Gifford should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a home in Stoke Gifford. Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Any questions about pests affecting a Stoke Gifford home may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of insecticides or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Stoke Gifford and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Stoke Gifford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Gifford property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Stoke Gifford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any problems we would need to be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Stoke Gifford in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Stoke Gifford must possess sufficient knowledge of relevant local area factors and the bearing they have on the building. Prices tends to be significantly higher owing to the areas being preserved. However many areas have been neglected and are in shoddy condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

RICS surveyors will advise you whether the property is or might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be reported in the Stoke Gifford survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Stoke Gifford builder mentioned subsidence may be an issue. What subsidence issues will the property survey reveal?

Movement of a building on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Stoke Gifford should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. The builder will likely return to a new building after six months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high chalk content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will insects affect the purchase price of a home in Stoke Gifford. Is a Home Buyers Survey advisable?

Any questions about pests affecting a Stoke Gifford home may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, infestations can be very expensive to resolve and carry serious health risks.

It may not be obvious that a home is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Remedies to insect infestation can include use of insecticides or removal of infected furniture.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your surveyor.

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