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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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the House Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for purchasers? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including mould. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are planning to acquire we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will a surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Stoke Gifford the RICS surveyor will report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state. The RICS surveyor is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Stoke Gifford. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Stoke Gifford .

The IEE suggest that a periodic test be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the House Survey consider this?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a home. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled properties create upkeep problems for purchasers? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including mould. Defects such as mould affect many stone-walled houses. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to houses, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for elements such as the junctions of external walls. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the home we are planning to acquire we think we noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; will a surveyor advise on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Stoke Gifford the RICS surveyor will report on the state of the electrics if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state. The RICS surveyor is expected to report on possible problems relating to things like checking the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Reporting on any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the survey in Stoke Gifford. Reporting on any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Stoke Gifford .

The IEE suggest that a periodic test be completed every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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