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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bridgwater

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bridgwater

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bridgwater) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bridgwater

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bridgwater and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bridgwater property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bridgwater property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Bridgwater Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Peakmoor Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built Bridgwater buildings can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Bridgwater Wharf, Dunball, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4EJ for details. Call 01278 683526 for more information.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are potentially deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will your Bridgwater Home Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as small cracks in the drawing room wall. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Bridgwater and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bridgwater property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Bridgwater property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Bridgwater Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any major matters that we should be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Lees Endcliffe Sandstone to Peakmoor Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built Bridgwater buildings can vary greatly, with issues like spalling brick being quote common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay. If you are planning to renovate, consider that stone matching services are available, which may be necessary for listed buildings. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Bridgwater Wharf, Dunball, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4EJ for details. Call 01278 683526 for more information.



Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example asbestos packing in stud walls.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in central heating flues. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are potentially deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods. Finding asbestos does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

If found, care should be taken not to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. On no account try to get rid of it yourself. Surveyors cannot test for asbestos during the survey. They will note the risk of asbestos and will recommend professional testing.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a property's foundations? Will your Bridgwater Home Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as small cracks in the drawing room wall. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

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