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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wells

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wells

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wells) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example granite wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wells

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wells property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Wells property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Wells Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should we commission a full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated, eighties penthouse maisonette in Wells?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. Choose a Building Survey for the maisonette outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified home of conventional building materials. Bear in mind that certain limitations

exist with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the maisonette for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with subsidence - What does the Wells house surveyor look for?

Residential property in Wells in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like poor insulation. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the valley gutters. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder can provide an estimate.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor examine the state of the gas installations?

A will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas affiliated installations like chimney breasts or flues. A Wells RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wells and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Wells property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Wells property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Wells Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should we commission a full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated, eighties penthouse maisonette in Wells?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed as Building Surveys. Choose a Building Survey for the maisonette outlined. The HomeBuyer Report is appropriate if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified home of conventional building materials. Bear in mind that certain limitations



exist with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to open up the fabric of the maisonette for example, or assess safety of gas sources.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor said that the had been a problem with subsidence - What does the Wells house surveyor look for?

Residential property in Wells in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like poor insulation. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the valley gutters. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of a complete replacement, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A builder can provide an estimate.

Gas flame

Will a chartered surveyor examine the state of the gas installations?

A will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) for example, as well as gas affiliated installations like chimney breasts or flues. A Wells RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Gas is potentially deadly, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

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