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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berkeley

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berkeley

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Berkeley) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berkeley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Berkeley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Berkeley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Berkeley Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a flat proximate to Woolgaston Farm and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste disposal. There are thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England and Wales including Berkeley. Worries include chemicals like dioxins .

Berkeley RICS surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark database as well as Stroud Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of an infestation in the closet. What can we do?

Buyers in Berkeley should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Berkeley built with stone cause problems for residents? What matters should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Berkeley are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Berkeley property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Berkeley property's condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Berkeley Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a flat proximate to Woolgaston Farm and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including commercial waste disposal. There are thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in England and Wales including Berkeley. Worries include chemicals like dioxins .

Berkeley RICS surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out conveyancing searches of the Landmark database as well as Stroud Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Timber damage by insect larvae

My wife spotted signs of an infestation in the closet. What can we do?

Buyers in Berkeley should be aware that there is no legal obligation for the vendor to mention a pest issue. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected property may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation.

Stone block wall damage

Can property in Berkeley built with stone cause problems for residents? What matters should we be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Rockingstone Sandstone. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Berkeley are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as replacing missing or badly worn stones. If you are planning to renovate, consider that the British Geological Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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