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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 Stoke Poges

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stoke Poges

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Poges) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stoke Poges

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stoke Poges and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stoke Poges property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Poges property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Stoke Poges Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will combine local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal issues e.g. there being no on going disputes. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.

Further Stoke Poges assumptions, such as access to a flat or services, are made as well as any significant Stoke Poges environmental concerns like local Stoke Poges industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a home next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Stoke Poges will note structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Slough Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Stoke Poges, and think we saw signs of pests in the kitchen. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Stoke Poges house may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Stoke Poges surveyor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stoke Poges and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stoke Poges property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Poges property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Stoke Poges Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it calculated?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation as well as a reinstatement cost. To ascertain the property's value the valuer will combine local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture The valuer will also consider construction methods and draw upon other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal issues e.g. there being no on going disputes. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer.



Further Stoke Poges assumptions, such as access to a flat or services, are made as well as any significant Stoke Poges environmental concerns like local Stoke Poges industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a home next to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: inert waste material disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include heavy metals. Potential health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors in Stoke Poges will note structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the British Geological database in addition to Slough Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Stoke Poges, and think we saw signs of pests in the kitchen. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Stoke Poges house may not be raised during the conveyancing.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be costly to fix. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include destruction of tainted materials.RICS guidelines on the issue of pest problems are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your Stoke Poges surveyor.

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