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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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 do I need for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wootton Bassett

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wootton Bassett

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wootton Bassett) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional e.g. thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wootton Bassett

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wootton Bassett and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Wootton Bassett property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Wootton Bassett property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wootton Bassett Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we should consider if purchasing a converted house in Wootton Bassett inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Wootton Bassett must possess knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the home. The value of homes will be inflated which is down to them being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the location is or might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Wootton Bassett Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roof of the house could be something to worry about. What aspects of the roof of the house will be considered?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes may be exposed to roofing woes. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Wootton Bassett, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are planning to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, will a Homebuyer Report in Wootton Bassett report on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Wootton Bassett a qualified surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is required to report back on things like ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Wootton Bassett .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that an electrical check be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Wootton Bassett and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Wootton Bassett property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Wootton Bassett property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wootton Bassett Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any potential pitfalls we should consider if purchasing a converted house in Wootton Bassett inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Wootton Bassett must possess knowledge of local issues and any relation may have on the home. The value of homes will be inflated which is down to them being in their original state. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

Property surveyors are trained to tell you whether the location is or might be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Wootton Bassett Homebuyer Report will suggest further enquiries are conducted by your conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be concern for the solicitor.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roof of the house could be something to worry about. What aspects of the roof of the house will be considered?

This is a common concern for house purchasers who have had to shell out for major repairs in the past. Many homes may be exposed to roofing woes. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormers. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Wootton Bassett, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the building we are planning to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, will a Homebuyer Report in Wootton Bassett report on the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Buyers Survey in Wootton Bassett a qualified surveyor will typically report on the electrical system if it is obvious that they are in an unsatisfactory state of repair. A Chartered surveyor is required to report back on things like ascertaining the condition of any fixed electrical appliances such as electric showers. Inspecting any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey. Examining the documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Wootton Bassett .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise that an electrical check be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if renting out).

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