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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Upper Shirley

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Upper Shirley

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Upper Shirley) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. mundic or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Upper Shirley

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring 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 for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Upper Shirley subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Cracks to a kitchen wall or floor are an obvious indication of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should heavy rain have on our new Upper Shirley property? Will the property surveyor report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is "gushing" gutters. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

House Prices

Is £257, 852 within the right sort of area price to buy a house in Upper Shirley in SO15 for and what factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Upper Shirley during a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things that might affect house prices including whether it is situated on a flood plain or whether the property is on an adopted road. It often helps to put side by side the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 552, which is £19, 300 less than £257, 852 - the amount you buying for. The house/flat average was £201, 475. Treetops, 3, Woodside, Chilworth, Southampton, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO16 7LB a detached house sold for £1, 020, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Upper Shirley and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Upper Shirley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Upper Shirley property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Upper Shirley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Upper Shirley subsidence could be a problem. What can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a building and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will occur in newly constructed buildings, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact. In some older buildings cracks may be visible in the Summer months which, as it gets colder, will close up when the materials soak up water, but these are in most cases of no concern.

Cracks to a kitchen wall or floor are an obvious indication of subsidence, though they could be nothing to worry about. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.



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. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should heavy rain have on our new Upper Shirley property? Will the property surveyor report on this?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which rain has on your home is usually overlooked by home buyers. One indication that gutters are a cause for concern is "gushing" gutters. Poor drainage can lead to water damage.

The good news is that these defects are generally easy to resolve for a reasonable cost, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

House Prices

Is £257, 852 within the right sort of area price to buy a house in Upper Shirley in SO15 for and what factors will RICS surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Upper Shirley during a professional valuation ?

There is a near endless list of things that might affect house prices including whether it is situated on a flood plain or whether the property is on an adopted road. It often helps to put side by side the prices of house achieved in the nearby area for similar properties.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 552, which is £19, 300 less than £257, 852 - the amount you buying for. The house/flat average was £201, 475. Treetops, 3, Woodside, Chilworth, Southampton, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO16 7LB a detached house sold for £1, 020, 000 .

The best way for you to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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