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Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Coleford

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Coleford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Coleford) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Coleford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Coleford and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Coleford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Coleford property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Coleford Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues for Coleford property? Can a Coleford House Survey investigate this?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. In Coleford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Coleford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier,

and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. Why would there be asbestos, can it be remedied and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, never to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Coleford survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Coleford properties at risk, and does a surveyor inquire into signs of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity; sensible owners and home buyers in Coleford are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. In addition, the property survey may advise on urgent repairs.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Coleford and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Coleford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Coleford property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Coleford Home Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Do clay soil foundations be the cause of many issues for Coleford property? Can a Coleford House Survey investigate this?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including compression of layers of the sub-soil. In Coleford's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Coleford property's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property, can make long term maintenance easier,



and keep repair costs manageable. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. Why would there be asbestos, can it be remedied and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as textured coatings.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in water tanks. Technically all forms are deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful however, never to break the asbestos. Professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not test for asbestos on a Coleford survey. They will mention suspected asbestos and will inform you of the options.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Coleford properties at risk, and does a surveyor inquire into signs of water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity; sensible owners and home buyers in Coleford are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. In addition, the property survey may advise on urgent repairs.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the property or on adjacent sites. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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