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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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What property survey is right for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wallingford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wallingford

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wallingford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wallingford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Wallingford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Wallingford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Wallingford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Wallingford Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence is an issue impacting the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried 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.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements

should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a cottage. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Speak to your surveyor for more information. Erected between 1367 and 1402, Clothall Bury, barn in Wallingford is a traditional barn of the time.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report on a Wallingford property will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your independent surveyor should use awareness of the Wallingford property market and other considerations about the property e.g. size Your Wallingford surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or service connections, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Wallingford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Wallingford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Wallingford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Wallingford Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence is an issue impacting the house. What can be done to fix subsidence if subsidence is found during the home survey?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In addition, some homes are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Merely superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of buried 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.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements



should be filled and re-weatherproofed. 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.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a cottage. What should be budgeted for regular maintenance?

Vernacular architecture can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Houses constructed with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as locally-quarried stone, may also need to be sourced. This can make the final cost hard to predict. Speak to your surveyor for more information. Erected between 1367 and 1402, Clothall Bury, barn in Wallingford is a traditional barn of the time.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a garage)

A Homebuyer Report on a Wallingford property will include a valuation and a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property your independent surveyor should use awareness of the Wallingford property market and other considerations about the property e.g. size Your Wallingford surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon other assumptions, for example there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings.

Further area conjectures, such as stairway access to a maisonette or service connections, are made in addition to environmental issues like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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