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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chesham Bois

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chesham Bois

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chesham Bois) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this survey for non standard property such as thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chesham Bois

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Chesham Bois and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Chesham Bois property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Chesham Bois property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chesham Bois Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials including fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken never to break asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it may be costly but absolutely must be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check drainage? Will the Chesham Bois building survey report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on a structure is usually overlooked. As an example, spalling masonry can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home in Chesham Bois with Portland stone walls. Are there specific issues to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated render. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Chesham Bois, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Chesham Bois and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Chesham Bois property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Chesham Bois property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Chesham Bois Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The estate agent stated traces of blue asbestos may be lurking boiler cupboard at the property. What is asbestos, can it be handled easily and does the building survey look at this?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials including fire blankets.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in walls. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to breathing in a one fibre will not kill you.



If found, care should be taken never to break asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible. Removing it may be costly but absolutely must be completed by trained experts. Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Surveyors will report on potential asbestos during the survey and will suggest experts are consulted.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check drainage? Will the Chesham Bois building survey report on this? Are repairs going to be expensive?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact rain can have on a structure is usually overlooked. As an example, spalling masonry can often mean that the drainage systems are damaged, and may lead to staining of wallpaper and damp. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a home in Chesham Bois with Portland stone walls. Are there specific issues to consider, and what will the survey reveal?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Wroxton Limestone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Faults common to poorly maintained stone walls can include delaminated render. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to buildings in Chesham Bois, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

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