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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodley

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodley

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodley) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodley

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Woodley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Woodley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Woodley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Woodley that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. The composition is similar to plaster and mortar to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Woodley Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course.

Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building next to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. commercial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Woodley RICS surveyors will note any structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Wokingham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Woodley home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and also a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To be able to determine the market value your surveyor will combine knowledge of Woodley and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Woodley area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Woodley and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Woodley property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Woodley property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Woodley Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor look for on a stucco rendered regency home in Woodley that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just a specific type of render. Normally stucco is applied to brick (sometimes also ceilings) hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly beautiful and is often found on Victorian and Regency properties. The composition is similar to plaster and mortar to work with. Sometimes it can contain lime in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Woodley Home Buyers Suveys commonly focus on potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture resulting in damp problems needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course.



Resolving Stucco problems can be surprisingly expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building next to a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. commercial waste disposal. No one would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Risks include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health concerns for example congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Woodley RICS surveyors will note any structural problems linked to the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets and Wokingham Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Woodley home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what will it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes an independent valuation and also a "reinstatement cost" as part of the survey. To be able to determine the market value your surveyor will combine knowledge of Woodley and other factors about the property for instance: size The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and make certain other assumptions e.g. there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Woodley area conjectures like service connections, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, which will also be factored in.

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