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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thames View

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thames View

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thames View) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thames View

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Thames View and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Thames View property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Thames View property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Thames View property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thames View Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems at our old property. Will access to the house's roof be hard to organise?

Residential property in Thames View that are otherwise ideal can often hide roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to sheathing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the estate agent has made us aware that it has been built with Darley Dale stone. Are there specific matters to bear in mind?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a residence in Thames View, does the property surveyor check indications of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Thames View and across the country. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. The home surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Thames View.

*Information correct 04/01/13

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Thames View and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Thames View property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Thames View property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Thames View property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Thames View Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof caused problems at our old property. Will access to the house's roof be hard to organise?

Residential property in Thames View that are otherwise ideal can often hide roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from ridge flashing to sheathing, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a house and the estate agent has made us aware that it has been built with Darley Dale stone. Are there specific matters to bear in mind?

Stone walls are often ignored by home buyers due to their apparent strength and solidity. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than walls of irregular construction. This is a generalisation however, as limestone or sandstone-built and regularly-coursed walls can decay rapidly when exposed to more extreme environmental conditions or pollution. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Repair advice often includes clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. If you are planning to renovate, consider that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a residence in Thames View, does the property surveyor check indications of flood damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Thames View and across the country. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before water damage ruins both the walls and floors, and contents.

Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. appropriate drainage. The home surveyor may ask the occupier about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

According to the Environment Agency, no flood alerts were found for Thames View.

*Information correct 04/01/13

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