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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 Survey should I pick for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chipping Norton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chipping Norton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chipping Norton) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chipping Norton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Chipping Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chipping Norton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Chipping Norton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Chipping Norton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a house surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a house in Chipping Norton through several routes, including door frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in Chipping Norton or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the vendor if the house in Chipping Norton has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Stone block wall damage

Can Kentish Rag stone-built houses be hard to maintain. What problems must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Upkeep costs for stone-built Chipping Norton houses can be higher than for more standard. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Chipping Norton. Is there any Scottish bond advice we should be aware of?? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Chipping Norton brick-walled property can suffer from numerous defects, including weathering and badly applied render. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cooper Ian, 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY on 0161-445 2763 for a quote for repair work.

For example, basket weave bonds or common bond may be used in the construction of property in Chipping Norton.

If the Chipping Norton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Chipping Norton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Chipping Norton property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Chipping Norton property's state of repair as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Chipping Norton Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a house surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

Burst dams, poor drainage and tidal activity could all cause major flooding damage. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas exposed to flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a house in Chipping Norton through several routes, including door frames. Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the house in Chipping Norton or on adjacent sites. The surveyor may ask the vendor if the house in Chipping Norton has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Stone block wall damage

Can Kentish Rag stone-built houses be hard to maintain. What problems must we watch out for, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Upkeep costs for stone-built Chipping Norton houses can be higher than for more standard. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Repair advice often includes replacing missing or badly worn stones.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Chipping Norton. Is there any Scottish bond advice we should be aware of?? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Chipping Norton brick-walled property can suffer from numerous defects, including weathering and badly applied render. Defects like these ought to be referenced in the survey, with repair advice also supplied. An issue often addressed by surveyors in the region is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Cooper Ian, 1 Shireoak Rd, Manchester, M20 4NY on 0161-445 2763 for a quote for repair work.

For example, basket weave bonds or common bond may be used in the construction of property in Chipping Norton.

If the Chipping Norton surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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