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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tetbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tetbury

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tetbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for unconventional , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tetbury

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tetbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tetbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Tetbury property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Tetbury Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate rainwater goods, and does our house surveyor mention it? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on houses is usually overlooked by house purchasers. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering suggest that the drainage are at risk, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Building Surveys on apartments

Should I spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to investing in an abandoned thirties live work apartment in Tetbury?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming recently by the RICS. If you are purchasing an unusual home like an unloved apartment in Tetbury, it is the most suitable choice to purchase. Following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a written report is provided to you running through any salient insight concerning the construction of the building. There will be one or two limitations with a property survey as a local surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Tetbury property, an example being the removing loft contents.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the house. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in newly constructed houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Tetbury and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Tetbury property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Tetbury property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Tetbury Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate rainwater goods, and does our house surveyor mention it? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on houses is usually overlooked by house purchasers. As an example, streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering suggest that the drainage are at risk, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.



Building Surveys on apartments

Should I spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to investing in an abandoned thirties live work apartment in Tetbury?

Building Survey is now the correct term for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming recently by the RICS. If you are purchasing an unusual home like an unloved apartment in Tetbury, it is the most suitable choice to purchase. Following a thorough visual inspection of any accessible parts of the house, a written report is provided to you running through any salient insight concerning the construction of the building. There will be one or two limitations with a property survey as a local surveyor wont be able to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Tetbury property, an example being the removing loft contents.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A neighbour has mentioned subsidence might be an issue affecting the house. What subsidence-related defects will my HomeBuyer Report consider?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a house and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in newly constructed houses, and is rarely a cause for concern. The structure's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks or flooding. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

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