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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodcote

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodcote

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Woodcote) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodcote

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Woodcote and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Woodcote property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Woodcote property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Woodcote property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Woodcote Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a Woodcote surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas affiliated fittings such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Any fittings however, won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1965-built property in Woodcote and noticed that the cellar floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence-related matters will the Woodcote Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Often, homes in Woodcote are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Diagonal bond upkeep suggestions for the Tudor property we're going to buy?

Brick-built Woodcote converted property do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also experience a range of defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cremin D, 4 Wheeler Av, Swindon, SN2 7HH on 01793 613109 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-build property feature in construction throughout Woodcote, leading to a number of popular courses and methods. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Woodcote and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Woodcote property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Woodcote property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Woodcote property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Woodcote Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a Woodcote surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas supply?

The local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include the location of the meter at the property, in addition to gas affiliated fittings such as balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Any fittings however, won't be taken off. Anything related to gas should be handled with care as it is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a 1965-built property in Woodcote and noticed that the cellar floor dipped in one corner. What subsidence-related matters will the Woodcote Surveyor consider?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a building which compromises its structural integrity. Most buildings experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Often, homes in Woodcote are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence-related cracks are commonly thinner towards the bottom of the crack, if it runs up a wall. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70 per cent of cases of subsidence are caused by tree roots taking the moisture out of the soil. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

Can we get Flemish Diagonal bond upkeep suggestions for the Tudor property we're going to buy?

Brick-built Woodcote converted property do benefit from many advantages compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also experience a range of defects, such as lack of a damp proof course. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cremin D, 4 Wheeler Av, Swindon, SN2 7HH on 01793 613109 for a quote for repair work.

Brick-build property feature in construction throughout Woodcote, leading to a number of popular courses and methods. Contact a specialist for more information if this is of interest.

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