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Valuation
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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 I pick for my intended property purchase in Stow on the Wold?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stow on the Wold

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stow on the Wold

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stow on the Wold) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. thatched roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stow on the Wold

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Stow on the Wold and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Stow on the Wold property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stow on the Wold property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Stow on the Wold Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the house. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be set right more easily than you might expect.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling, due to humidity or temperature changes. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make

the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Stow on the Wold and across the country, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an older property in Stow on the Wold? What impact will the unusual construction have on repairs?

For houses in Stow on the Wold built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Stow on the Wold property built using traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Stow on the Wold and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Stow on the Wold property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Stow on the Wold property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Stow on the Wold Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but living room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the house. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a house's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be set right more easily than you might expect.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a ceiling, due to humidity or temperature changes. Signs of potential subsidence include new or growing cracks in plasterwork.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make



the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor search for indications of flooding?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Stow on the Wold and across the country, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. lime-based plaster. The chartered surveyor will usually recommend that the house buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

Traditionally built property

What should we think about when purchasing an older property in Stow on the Wold? What impact will the unusual construction have on repairs?

For houses in Stow on the Wold built before the 20th Century, age can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Stow on the Wold property built using traditional methods can be costly to maintain. It is often the case that expert knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

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