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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Almondsbury

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Almondsbury

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Almondsbury) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Almondsbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Almondsbury and which is cheaper?

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

If the Almondsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Almondsbury property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Almondsbury Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Almondsbury include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Almondsbury building will include an independent valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will refer to awareness of the Almondsbury property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Almondsbury surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not 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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Does the Almondsbury Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Almondsbury home's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on Victorian house in Almondsbury?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Full Structural Survey following its new title some time ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing an altered Almondsbury house like a period house - Building Survey is the right survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible areas of the house a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and significant details in relation to the construction materials used on the house. There are a few provisos with any survey to consider because a surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Almondsbury building, an example being undoing electrical fittings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Almondsbury and which is cheaper?

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

If the Almondsbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer comprehensive details of the Almondsbury property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Almondsbury Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Almondsbury include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Almondsbury building will include an independent valuation and will also include a Reinstatement Cost. When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will refer to awareness of the Almondsbury property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres Your Almondsbury surveyor will also consider materials used and will draw upon other assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Additional local area assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not 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.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the early 70s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be an issue? Does the Almondsbury Home Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Almondsbury home's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like monitoring the moisture content of the soil around the foundations, and taking steps to keep the level reasonably stable can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I pay more for a full structural survey when carrying out due diligence on Victorian house in Almondsbury?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Full Structural Survey following its new title some time ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing an altered Almondsbury house like a period house - Building Survey is the right survey. Approximately 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible areas of the house a written report (digital and written copy) will be sent to the prospective buyer specifying in depth and significant details in relation to the construction materials used on the house. There are a few provisos with any survey to consider because a surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Almondsbury building, an example being undoing electrical fittings.

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