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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Survey is the right choice for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodcote Green

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodcote Green

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodcote Green) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard e.g. granite wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodcote Green

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodcote Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Woodcote Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodcote Green property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Woodcote Green Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that wet rot had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the structure's roof be hard to organise?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Houses across Woodcote Green can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Woodcote Green, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we want to buy it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Woodcote Green surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Homebuyer Report in Woodcote Green the home surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state.

This should include a visual view of open or exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas like checking the condition of fixed electrical appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Woodcote Green.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Woodcote Green surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Woodcote Green will include an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property the valuer will call upon experience of property in Woodcote Green and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture Your Woodcote Green surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant Woodcote Green environmental concerns like local industry, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodcote Green and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Woodcote Green property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodcote Green property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Woodcote Green Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

One of the neighbours said that wet rot had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the structure's roof be hard to organise?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Houses across Woodcote Green can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof, including. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Woodcote Green, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a contractor can provide one.



Shocking Electrics

When we were shown a sixties house we want to buy it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; will the Woodcote Green surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

During a Homebuyer Report in Woodcote Green the home surveyor will usually remark on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state.

This should include a visual view of open or exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. in addition to areas like checking the condition of fixed electrical appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Verifying the location of the documents from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician should usually form part of the survey in Woodcote Green.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate that a Periodic Inspection be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Woodcote Green surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and how is it calculated?

A Homebuyer Report in Woodcote Green will include an independent valuation and will also include a reinstatement cost. To estimate the value of the property the valuer will call upon experience of property in Woodcote Green and other considerations about the property e.g. style of architecture Your Woodcote Green surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been employed. Surveyors will ignore certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further area assumptions like services, are made as well as any significant Woodcote Green environmental concerns like local industry, also being considered.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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