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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in West Bridgford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in West Bridgford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in West Bridgford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in West Bridgford

    This is an independent valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

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

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a flat in NG2 on for £145, 075. What things does the West Bridgford RICS chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in West Bridgford ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property for example the total square meterage of the home or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to set against the prices of flat recorded in the same area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £118, 475, which is £26, 600 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £238, 167. 19, Flat C, Fox Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG2 6AJ sold for £147, 500 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an integral component. A local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet conditions have on our new West Bridgford property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in West Bridgford, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings in West Bridgford are ignored. If you have only visited the house you are buying in on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in warped floorboards or beams.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What can we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a West Bridgford home may not be asked by the lawyer. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to a serious infestation can include destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in West Bridgford and which is cheaper?

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

If the West Bridgford property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the West Bridgford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant West Bridgford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a flat in NG2 on for £145, 075. What things does the West Bridgford RICS chartered surveyor allow for when calculating house prices in West Bridgford ?

There are many factors which could have a bearing on the price of property for example the total square meterage of the home or whether the property is on an adopted road. One method is to set against the prices of flat recorded in the same area for similar properties. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £118, 475, which is £26, 600 less than the selling price. The house/flat average was £238, 167. 19, Flat C, Fox Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, NG2 6AJ sold for £147, 500 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as an integral component. A local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should wet conditions have on our new West Bridgford property? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Both in West Bridgford, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately rainfall and the effect it can have on buildings in West Bridgford are ignored. If you have only visited the house you are buying in on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in warped floorboards or beams.

Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about bugs. What can we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a West Bridgford home may not be asked by the lawyer. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to a serious infestation can include destruction of tainted materials.

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