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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Building Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Charlbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Charlbury

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Charlbury) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Charlbury

    This is a professional surveyor 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 we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Charlbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Charlbury property's condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Charlbury Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box for example. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken not to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Charlbury Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the Charlbury survey and will recommend relevant tests.

Building Surveys on houses

What is the reason of carrying out the full structural survey if buying a neglected terraced townhouse near Charlbury as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although now often still described as Full Structural Surveys by many they are now correctly called Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Charlbury house made out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the most relevant one to go for the house mentioned. Subsequent to a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the house, a written report is dispatched to the prospective buyer providing in depth and relevant information concerning the construction materials used on the home. There are certain limitations exist with any residential survey insofar as the Charlbury based surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the house nor can they comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Window frame

On a Charlbury HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed.

One example would be a window frame which has been installed backwards. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Charlbury and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

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

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey instead. This option is not as cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Charlbury property's condition along with advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Charlbury Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials for example insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to electrical damage properties, it may be found in Fuse box for example. Technically all forms (including white) are deadly and might lead to lung cancer or pleural disease if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken not to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP.

Charlbury Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will note possible asbestos during the Charlbury survey and will recommend relevant tests.



Building Surveys on houses

What is the reason of carrying out the full structural survey if buying a neglected terraced townhouse near Charlbury as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although now often still described as Full Structural Surveys by many they are now correctly called Building Surveys A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Charlbury house made out of conventional construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is certainly the most relevant one to go for the house mentioned. Subsequent to a thorough survey of the inside and outside of the house, a written report is dispatched to the prospective buyer providing in depth and relevant information concerning the construction materials used on the home. There are certain limitations exist with any residential survey insofar as the Charlbury based surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the house nor can they comment on efficiency of gas installations.

Window frame

On a Charlbury HomeBuyer Report, what could a a green light rating mean for windows?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the residence is in a good state. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed.

One example would be a window frame which has been installed backwards. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily.

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