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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glastonbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glastonbury

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Glastonbury) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glastonbury

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Glastonbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Glastonbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations on the Glastonbury property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Glastonbury property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Glastonbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the Glastonbury surveyor consider possible flood damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major water damage caused by flooding, and purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a Glastonbury property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

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

Homebuyer Reports include an impartial valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your chartered surveyor will call upon local Glastonbury market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal problems e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further Glastonbury assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Glastonbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Glastonbury property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out significant alterations on the Glastonbury property, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer comprehensive details of the Glastonbury property's condition as well as an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Glastonbury Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the Glastonbury surveyor consider possible flood damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Heavy rain, drains blocked with sewage or soil and burst pipes could all cause major water damage caused by flooding, and purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a Glastonbury property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The Building Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The surveyor may ask the current owner about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented to say there is concern white asbestos cement at the property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials such as home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are dangerous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Its existence does not necessarily constitute a risk to health.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible. You should never attempt to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will note possible asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

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

Homebuyer Reports include an impartial valuation and also a reinstatement cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your chartered surveyor will call upon local Glastonbury market factors and other things relating to the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions like no contamination in or from ground.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any expensive legal problems e.g. the property being sold with vacant possession. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further Glastonbury assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like nearby pubs, also being considered.

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