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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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my prospective home purchase in Burnham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burnham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burnham

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burnham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burnham

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Burnham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Burnham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Burnham property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Burnham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in SL1 in Burnham on for £466, 450. What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Burnham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices e.g. the quality of nearby schools or whether the property is listed. You can try to consider house values achieved in Burnham at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £440, 150, which is £26, 300 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £387, 721. 52, Orchardville, Burnham, Slough, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7BD a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £330, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Burnham which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A professional RICS chartered surveyor should make a site visit to the building as well as considering the myriad of factors that can affect property values.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Burnham? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is often overlooked by property buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence may be a problem affecting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be set right. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Burnham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Burnham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Burnham property's condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Burnham Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in SL1 in Burnham on for £466, 450. What different issues will your qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Burnham ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices e.g. the quality of nearby schools or whether the property is listed. You can try to consider house values achieved in Burnham at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £440, 150, which is £26, 300 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £387, 721. 52, Orchardville, Burnham, Slough, South Bucks, Buckinghamshire, SL1 7BD a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £330, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Burnham which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.



A professional RICS chartered surveyor should make a site visit to the building as well as considering the myriad of factors that can affect property values.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Burnham? Can damaged rainwater goods decrease our property's value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is often overlooked by property buyers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in on a clear day, defects may not have been obvious. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

Fortunately, this is usually easy to repair. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent suggested subsidence may be a problem affecting the apartment. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report investigate?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be set right. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel or sand concentration, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In extreme conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

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