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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 Tewkesbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tewkesbury

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Tewkesbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tewkesbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Tewkesbury and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tewkesbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Tewkesbury property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tewkesbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Tewkesbury Surveyor examine?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In general, homes are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Cracks to a sitting room floor surface are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Tewkesbury surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Tewkesbury home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Tewkesbury will include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. When calculating the value of the property your independent surveyor should use local Tewkesbury market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Tewkesbury surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Tewkesbury?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on Tewkesbury homes are not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Tewkesbury and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Tewkesbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will give you comprehensive details of the Tewkesbury property's state of repair and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Tewkesbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We spotted cracks down the gable wall when we last viewed the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Tewkesbury Surveyor examine?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In general, homes are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Cracks to a sitting room floor surface are a clear sign of subsidence, but they may entirely benign. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, potentially as a result of poor construction.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. 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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Tewkesbury surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Tewkesbury home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Tewkesbury will include an independent valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. When calculating the value of the property your independent surveyor should use local Tewkesbury market factors and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Tewkesbury surveyor will also consider construction type and use other assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Tewkesbury?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However rainfall and the effect it can have on Tewkesbury homes are not considered by home buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are damaged include leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage. This could then result in fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair. If untreated or poorly maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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