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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ascot

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a property made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ascot

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ascot) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey for unconventional e.g. wood frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ascot

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ascot and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ascot property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ascot property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ascot Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Ascot what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Missing drip caps on windows is one example. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Ascot are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Ascot house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI',

or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home with Forest of Dean stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

From Dukes Gritstone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating buildings in Ascot should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Ascot, you can contact local suppliers.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are interested to buy we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Ascot Building Survey a surveyor should usually remark on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ascot and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ascot property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ascot property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Ascot Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Ascot what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. Missing drip caps on windows is one example. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Ascot are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Elements of Section E marked as condition rating 1 may however still require regular maintenance. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Ascot house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI',



or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any purchasers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home with Forest of Dean stone walls. Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated?

From Dukes Gritstone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated or cracked paintwork. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy. Purchasers renovating buildings in Ascot should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Ascot, you can contact local suppliers.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we are interested to buy we saw that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a surveyor advise on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Ascot Building Survey a surveyor should usually remark on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in a poor state of repair. A Chartered surveyor should also concerns such as reporting on the state of repair of fitted appliances, for example electric showers or whether there is an off-peak /on-peak mains supply. .

Examining the evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

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