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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stokenchurch

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stokenchurch

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Stokenchurch) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stokenchurch

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stokenchurch and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Stokenchurch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Stokenchurch property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Stokenchurch Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet conditions have on a house in Stokenchurch? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which damp weather has on a residence is not given more thought. For example, spalling masonry can often mean that the gutters are under performing, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. Whether buying in Stokenchurch or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to look out for when buying a flat in Stokenchurch in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and any connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is generally more than prices outside the area due to them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors are trained to note whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Stokenchurch Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence could be a concern. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Stokenchurch and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stokenchurch and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Stokenchurch property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Stokenchurch property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Stokenchurch Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect could wet conditions have on a house in Stokenchurch? Could it affect the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which damp weather has on a residence is not given more thought. For example, spalling masonry can often mean that the gutters are under performing, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. Whether buying in Stokenchurch or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. If poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Conservation area

Will there be any considerations we would be advised to look out for when buying a flat in Stokenchurch in a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess local knowledge of local considerations and any connection may have on the property and its value. The value of homes is generally more than prices outside the area due to them being largely unspoilt However a growing number have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors are trained to note whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Stokenchurch Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out during the legal process. Unsympathetic extensions that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has said subsidence could be a concern. Is this a serious danger, and what subsidence-related defects will my Building Survey examine?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses experience some minor cracking. New buildings in Stokenchurch and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible. In some older houses cracks appear in Summer which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up moisture.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either because the structural integrity is already compromised, or due to the use of cheaper materials.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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