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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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Lydeard

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Lydeard

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Lydeard) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Lydeard

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Lydeard and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bishops Lydeard property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bishops Lydeard property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Bishops Lydeard Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Bishops Lydeard residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Bishops Lydeard house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently.

Parcels of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Loose or missing tiles is an example of this.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Lydeard and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bishops Lydeard property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does offer comprehensive details of the Bishops Lydeard property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Bishops Lydeard Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Bishops Lydeard residential property built on clay soil can experience problems. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Bishops Lydeard house will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. For example, cracked plaster may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently.



Parcels of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. This rating does not, however, mean that no future maintenance is required. Regular upkeep may still be appropriate or even necessary. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the impact on the property individual defects may have.

They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Loose or missing tiles is an example of this.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos and can it be easily dealt with?

Asbestos is a deleterious material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. vinyl flooring. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent tensile strength qualities and it may be found in asbestos blocks for example. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, not to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should suggest experts are consulted.

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