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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berkshire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berkshire

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Berkshire) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. mundic or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berkshire

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Berkshire and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Berkshire property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Berkshire property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Berkshire property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Berkshire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Berkshire HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Berkshire, an example may be a porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value.

House Prices

Is £558, 900 a reasonable amount to buy a house in RG18 in Berkshire for and what will the Berkshire surveyor evaluate on a valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for instance the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the over all desirability of the street. It can help to weigh up prices against values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £530, 000, which is £28, 900 less than the amount being asked. Barnes Cottage, Forge Hill, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG18 0TE a detached home sold for £330, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The qualified RICS surveyor should go to the site as well as allowing for the long list of factors affecting the value of property.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Berkshire Surveyor be looking for on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Berkshire which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a type of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very attractive and is found on Regency homes. Stucco is very like plaster in its nature. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Berkshire sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Berkshire and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Berkshire property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the Berkshire property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give comprehensive details of the Berkshire property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Berkshire Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a Berkshire HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Berkshire, an example may be a porch or conservatory that needs weatherproof paint or other protection. Porches, conservatories and similar elements of the property's construction are included here. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. Such issues can have a significant impact on a house's value.



House Prices

Is £558, 900 a reasonable amount to buy a house in RG18 in Berkshire for and what will the Berkshire surveyor evaluate on a valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for instance the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the over all desirability of the street. It can help to weigh up prices against values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £530, 000, which is £28, 900 less than the amount being asked. Barnes Cottage, Forge Hill, Hampstead Norreys, Thatcham, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG18 0TE a detached home sold for £330, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation by default. Your RICS chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The qualified RICS surveyor should go to the site as well as allowing for the long list of factors affecting the value of property.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Berkshire Surveyor be looking for on a stucco Victorian semi detached home in Berkshire which we wish to buy.

Stucco (sometimes called pargetting) is actually a type of render. Usually stucco is applied to brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is very attractive and is found on Regency homes. Stucco is very like plaster in its nature. It can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to plant fibres to stop cracks. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Berkshire sometimes detail any number of problems which might include trapped water leading to internal damp problems. Other potential problems might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems may be costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

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