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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Castle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Castle

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Castle) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Castle

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bishops Castle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Castle property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bishops Castle House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the vendor has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Cotswold stone. What potential issues should we be aware of?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular

stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mike Williams, Shuttocks Wood, Norbury, BishopGas flame

Does the Bishops Castle surveyor advise on the state of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position for example, as well as gas related installations, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any external fittings however, won't be undone. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Georgian property looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Bishops Castle weather?

Brick-walled Bishops Castle conversions can suffer from distinct issues, from moisture damage to crumbling mortar. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Buildrite Cannock Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 1 Linwood Drive, Hednesford, Cannock, WS12 4SA or 01543 871668.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Bishops Castle and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Bishops Castle property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you book a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Castle property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bishops Castle House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a cottage and the vendor has informed us that it has been partially constructed with Cotswold stone. What potential issues should we be aware of?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Irregular



stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Mike Williams, Shuttocks Wood, Norbury, BishopGas flame

Does the Bishops Castle surveyor advise on the state of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually check any accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position for example, as well as gas related installations, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. Any external fittings however, won't be undone. Gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate that all landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this Georgian property looks in bad shape. What are the possible consequences? Does brick decay faster in Bishops Castle weather?

Brick-walled Bishops Castle conversions can suffer from distinct issues, from moisture damage to crumbling mortar. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Buildrite Cannock Ltd may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 1 Linwood Drive, Hednesford, Cannock, WS12 4SA or 01543 871668.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks.

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