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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Windsor

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home built from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Windsor

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Windsor) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Windsor

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Windsor

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Windsor property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Windsor property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Windsor Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Windsor? Will the RICS surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is rarely considered properly by purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is spalling on walls around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damage to foundations.

Whether buying in Windsor or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Windsor - What does the Windsor surveyor look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property may be exposed to issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. clay tiles, 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Victoria Roofing of 1 Gordon Rd, Windsor, SL4 3RG on 01753 831650 for a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Windsor, and think we saw signs of pests in the loft - What should we do?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for vermin may include use of poison and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as PESTUK (Berkshire), 141 St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DW on 0175 370 9160, to discuss remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Windsor property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give you comprehensive details of the Windsor property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Windsor Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Windsor? Will the RICS surveyor report on this?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is rarely considered properly by purchasers. One indication that drainage systems are a cause for concern is spalling on walls around drainage. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damage to foundations.

Whether buying in Windsor or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Windsor - What does the Windsor surveyor look into during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by house purchasers who are aware that property may be exposed to issues with the roof. Every element should be checked, e.g. clay tiles, 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. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Victoria Roofing of 1 Gordon Rd, Windsor, SL4 3RG on 01753 831650 for a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Windsor, and think we saw signs of pests in the loft - What should we do?

Houses will often be free of major vermin. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies.

Treatment for vermin may include use of poison and removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange. Speak to a pest control specialist, such as PESTUK (Berkshire), 141 St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DW on 0175 370 9160, to discuss remedies.

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