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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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Which Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Watlington

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Watlington

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Watlington) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional such as box frame construction buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Watlington

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    St Leonards Close, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49

Home Buyers Survey Watlington

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Watlington and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Watlington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Watlington property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Watlington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Watlington, and think we saw signs of insects in the bathroom. Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, vermin can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to vermin can include traps.

If you believe cluster flies, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

For the Watlington HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

An example of this is bulging stucco render. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The chartered surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the property, as well as gas connected gas installations in the house e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The fittings won't actually be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Oxfordshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include BHP Services of 1, Brookside, Watlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07885 243249 and Tom Butler of 10, Pauls Way, Watlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07771 358485.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Watlington and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Watlington property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Watlington property's condition as well as advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a Watlington Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Watlington, and think we saw signs of insects in the bathroom. Do we need a surveyor?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Regrettably, vermin can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Remedies to vermin can include traps.



If you believe cluster flies, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

For the Watlington HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

An example of this is bulging stucco render. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be covered.

Gas flame

Does a RICS chartered surveyor check the safety of the gas flues?

The chartered surveyor will visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas heaters at the property, as well as gas connected gas installations in the house e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. The fittings won't actually be undone. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Oxfordshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include BHP Services of 1, Brookside, Watlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07885 243249 and Tom Butler of 10, Pauls Way, Watlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07771 358485.

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