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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 property survey do I need for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Winchcombe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Winchcombe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Winchcombe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Winchcombe

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Winchcombe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Winchcombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Winchcombe property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Winchcombe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Winchcombe, examples include undulating brick walls. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a property's value. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Winchcombe are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible.

Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Winchcombe house but are worried about an infestation - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include traps and removal of infected furniture. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that pooling water on the roof had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Houses across Winchcombe may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as sagging beams. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to fascias, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Winchcombe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Winchcombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Winchcombe property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Winchcombe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

In Winchcombe, examples include undulating brick walls. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. Such issues can have a significant impact on a property's value. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Winchcombe are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible.



Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Winchcombe house but are worried about an infestation - Is a Building Survey advisable?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, silverfish are common in damp kitchens and bathrooms, but only appear at night, and can therefore be difficult to spot. Treatment for an infestation may include traps and removal of infected furniture. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that pooling water on the roof had been a concern, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Houses across Winchcombe may be exposed to roof maintenance problems, such as sagging beams. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from valley gutters to fascias, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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