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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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What property survey do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wolsingham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wolsingham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wolsingham) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for non standard e.g. stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wolsingham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wolsingham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wolsingham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolsingham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Wolsingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a derelict detached house?

Albeit recurrently referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are now named RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later Wolsingham house of normal building materials. You would be best advised to choose the Building Survey in relation to the property you are planning to buy.

Bear in mind that certain provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).

House Prices

There is a house in DL13 in Wolsingham for £114, 779. What things does the RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Wolsingham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. It may help to set against prices recorded in Wolsingham for similar houses.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £136, 579, which is £21, 800 more than the price you are intending to pay. 2, Park View, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, County Durham, DL13 2UA a detached home sold for £325, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Wolsingham Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Wolsingham and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same.

If the Wolsingham property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Wolsingham property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Wolsingham House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits for getting a the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a derelict detached house?

Albeit recurrently referred to as Full Structural Surveys by many, they are now named RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later Wolsingham house of normal building materials. You would be best advised to choose the Building Survey in relation to the property you are planning to buy.

Bear in mind that certain provisos exist with any survey as a local surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building for example, or inspect under floor (unless accessible).



House Prices

There is a house in DL13 in Wolsingham for £114, 779. What things does the RICS surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Wolsingham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect property values such as whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the number and size of bedrooms at the home. It may help to set against prices recorded in Wolsingham for similar houses.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £136, 579, which is £21, 800 more than the price you are intending to pay. 2, Park View, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, County Durham, DL13 2UA a detached home sold for £325, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an impartial property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an inclusive part.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Will your Wolsingham Property Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a home's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like keeping standing water on the property in check. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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