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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Frenchay Common

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Frenchay Common

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Frenchay Common) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard property such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Frenchay Common

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Frenchay Common and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Frenchay Common property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Frenchay Common property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Frenchay Common Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Frenchay Common house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will the Frenchay Common House Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, minor wall cracks in the bathroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. Patches of very dry soil can just

as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Substandard guttering

In a Frenchay Common HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Severe defects impacting the Frenchay Common home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Frenchay Common residence's construction. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Frenchay Common residence. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

A fairly common example may be missing gutters. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about pests affecting properties nearby. What can we do?

Homes in Frenchay Common are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Signs may not be obvious, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pests can include use of insecticides. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Frenchay Common and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Frenchay Common property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does give comprehensive details of the Frenchay Common property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Frenchay Common Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Frenchay Common house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will the Frenchay Common House Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, minor wall cracks in the bathroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil. Patches of very dry soil can just



as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Substandard guttering

In a Frenchay Common HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

Severe defects impacting the Frenchay Common home are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert, where asbestos is suspected to have been used in the Frenchay Common residence's construction. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for property purchasers deciding whether or not to purchase a Frenchay Common residence. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give property purchasers a clear understanding of the impact on the property individual defects may have.

A fairly common example may be missing gutters. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. This section does not include defects in the sewer system.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about pests affecting properties nearby. What can we do?

Homes in Frenchay Common are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Signs may not be obvious, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pests can include use of insecticides. If you believe cockroaches, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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