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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wheatley

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wheatley

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Wheatley) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wheatley

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wheatley and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wheatley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Wheatley property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Wheatley Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Wheatley HomeBuyer Report to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from mould to insect infestation can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wheatley house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before investing in a dilapidated forties cottage in Wheatley?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified house assembled from typical building materials. The Building Survey would be the most relevant survey for the property mentioned. After an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser specifying in depth and serious details about the condition of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey to be aware of insofar as a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Wheatley house e.g. removing loft contents.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example issue could be loose cement sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Wheatley and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wheatley property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Wheatley property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Wheatley Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. What should we expect a Wheatley HomeBuyer Report to include, and what defects will be reported on?

Factors from mould to insect infestation can cause difficulties for a house-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of several issues. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Wheatley house's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before investing in a dilapidated forties cottage in Wheatley?

Full Structural Surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified house assembled from typical building materials. The Building Survey would be the most relevant survey for the property mentioned. After an exhaustive survey of all accessible areas a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective purchaser specifying in depth and serious details about the condition of the house. There are a few limitations with any survey to be aware of insofar as a surveyor is not able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Wheatley house e.g. removing loft contents.

Deteriorated timber

In the HomeBuyer Report what are the usual a green light rating defects affecting 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

One example issue could be loose cement sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Ornamental joinery such as finials or mock Tudor panelling will be investigated.

Aspects of the property in good or excellent condition are marked as 'green' with a condition rating of 1. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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