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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my house purchase in Chard?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chard

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chard

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chard) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chard

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Chard property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chard Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties may be exposed to roofing woes, like bad drainage. From the sheeting to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Chard that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Typically it is applied to underlying red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is very appealing and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Chard Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems e.g. when there is movement of the wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated installations like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Chard RICS surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests whatsoever on the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Somerset based local firms include Ileheat of Spring Meadow, Forton, Chard, Somerset Tel. 0146067002 and N C Paul Plumbing & Heating of 27, Touches Meadow, Chard, Somerset Tel. 0146063429.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Chard property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Chard property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Chard Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance caused problems at our old property, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we do about roof repairs?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who know how costly roofing work can be. A large number of properties may be exposed to roofing woes, like bad drainage. From the sheeting to the wind braces, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like repairing a bowing truss, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a local contractor for the job itself.



Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco rendered home in Chard that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Typically it is applied to underlying red brick that dries to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The finish is very appealing and is found on Georgian buildings. Stucco is often prone to defect and Chard Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems e.g. when there is movement of the wall causes cracks that allow for water penetration

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Re-coating problems may be surprisingly expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor advise on the state of repair of the gas appliances?

The RICS surveyor will visually look at the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as the location of the meter where relevant, as well as gas associated installations like balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. Your Chard RICS surveyor won't remove any gas fittings nor will the surveyor carry out any tests whatsoever on the system. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations or if you smell gas, contact a gas safe engineer.

Somerset based local firms include Ileheat of Spring Meadow, Forton, Chard, Somerset Tel. 0146067002 and N C Paul Plumbing & Heating of 27, Touches Meadow, Chard, Somerset Tel. 0146063429.

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