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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my intended property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Forest of Dean

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Forest of Dean

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Forest of Dean) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this survey for unconventional , for example stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Forest of Dean

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forest of Dean and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest of Dean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Forest of Dean property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Forest of Dean property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Forest of Dean Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest of Dean RICS surveyors will note any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Forest of Dean Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Forest of Dean. Is there any Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed residences in Forest of Dean feature several advantages, but they can also experience both minor and serious issues, from moisture damage to cracks. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Abraham Paul Bricklaying Ltd at 76 Dunhill Rd, Goole, DN14 6SU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01405 765815.

Forest of Dean home purchasers may need to consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your RICS valuer will call upon experience of property in Forest of Dean as well as other factors about the property e.g. accommodation The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Forest of Dean and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Forest of Dean property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the Forest of Dean property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Forest of Dean property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Forest of Dean Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a flat close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous rubbish disposal. Of course nobody ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Potential health concerns for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Forest of Dean RICS surveyors will note any structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Landmark databases as well as Forest of Dean Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Forest of Dean. Is there any Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed residences in Forest of Dean feature several advantages, but they can also experience both minor and serious issues, from moisture damage to cracks. An especially severe issue is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. Abraham Paul Bricklaying Ltd at 76 Dunhill Rd, Goole, DN14 6SU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01405 765815.

Forest of Dean home purchasers may need to consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours have been used across the country for centuries, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a retaining wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To ascertain the value of the property your RICS valuer will call upon experience of property in Forest of Dean as well as other factors about the property e.g. accommodation The valuer will also consider construction type and draw upon other assumptions, for example no damaging building techniques have been used. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives.

Further area assumptions like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental problems like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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