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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 do I need for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wantage

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wantage

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wantage) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard property such as timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wantage

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wantage and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wantage property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wantage property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wantage Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report. A porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection would be reported here, for example.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with blocked valley gutters, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the Wantage surveyor investigate during the survey?

Property in Wantage with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. From valley gutters to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are intending to buy it looked like there is old wiring. Does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Wantage a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a visual inspection of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wantage and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wantage property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wantage property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wantage Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On the HomeBuyer Report what effect will a an amber light rating have on 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Any signs of inappropriate use, such as using a conservatory as a bedroom or kitchen will also be mentioned in the report. A porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection would be reported here, for example.

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Red, amber and green ratings give property buyers indicate the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour said that the had been a problem with blocked valley gutters, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the Wantage surveyor investigate during the survey?

Property in Wantage with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer issues with the roof. From valley gutters to clay tiles, every part of the roof will be taken into account. Factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as insulating the attic) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the home we are intending to buy it looked like there is old wiring. Does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Homebuyer Report in Wantage a RICS surveyor will typically report on the electrics if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition.

This should include a visual inspection of the superficial sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things, for example reporting on the category of electrical fittings in shower rooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician will form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

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