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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Twyford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Twyford

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Twyford) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Twyford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    St Swithins Court, Holhampton Close, Twyford Berks

Home Buyers Survey Twyford

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Twyford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Twyford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Twyford property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Twyford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the property in Twyford we plan to buy. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Pests like mice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Twyford. Regrettably, vermin can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency home in Twyford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency homes. The composition is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Twyford Home Buyers Suveys can discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to check rainwater goods? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on houses is not given enough thought. If you have investigated the new home on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include water pooling below gutters.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Twyford and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Twyford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Twyford property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Twyford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the property in Twyford we plan to buy. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Pests like mice may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Twyford. Regrettably, vermin can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.



Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor examine on a stucco rendered regency home in Twyford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is just a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco is applied to brick that dries to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is highly appealing and is was often applied to Regency homes. The composition is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Twyford Home Buyers Suveys can discover potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance when it is faced with on-going weathering and rain which gets perma-saturated and prone to frost damage

Another example of problems may result from the difficulty is diagnosing damp underneath. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to check rainwater goods? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on houses is not given enough thought. If you have investigated the new home on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that rainwater goods are at risk include water pooling below gutters.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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