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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 building survey should I pick for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wraysbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wraysbury

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wraysbury) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wraysbury

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Wraysbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Wraysbury property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the Wraysbury property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Wraysbury property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wraysbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a maisonette proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial refuse disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks include structurally instability. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Wraysbury will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1987-built house in Wraysbury and saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Wraysbury surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Wraysbury property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Wraysbury market and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like local Wraysbury industrial considerations, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Wraysbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Wraysbury property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the Wraysbury property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Wraysbury property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wraysbury Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a maisonette proximate to a landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes for example: industrial refuse disposal. Nobody really wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Risks include structurally instability. Potential health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveys in Wraysbury will examine any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases and Windsor and Maidenhead Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1987-built house in Wraysbury and saw evidence of that the kitchen door frame was skewed. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement does happen in more modern homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. The property's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, which will cease after a matter of months. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Wraysbury surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a retaining wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Wraysbury property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate value estimate your surveyor will refer to in depth understanding of the Wraysbury market and other considerations about the property for instance: accommodation Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use other assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like local Wraysbury industrial considerations, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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