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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Gloucester

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Gloucester

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Gloucester) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Gloucester

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Gloucester and which is cheaper?

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

If the Gloucester property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gloucester property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Gloucester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to investigate drainage? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which wet conditions has on property in Gloucester is ignored by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. Whether buying in Gloucester or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s property in Gloucester with stone walls. Which issues should we consider?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Spynie Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated or cracked paintwork being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will you make for a 20s house built with English bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Gloucester weather?

Brick flats experience both minor and serious issues, from frost damage to crumbling mortar. An issue of particular concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Ashlar Developments Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01202 735194 or 2C Fortescue Rd, Poole, BH12 2LJ.

Gloucester home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Gloucester and which is cheaper?

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

If the Gloucester property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer comprehensive details of the Gloucester property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Gloucester Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it advisable to investigate drainage? And could it affect the property value?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which wet conditions has on property in Gloucester is ignored by house purchasers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. Whether buying in Gloucester or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to repair. If not cared for, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.



Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s property in Gloucester with stone walls. Which issues should we consider?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Spynie Sandstone. Problems which impact stone-built buildings can vary greatly, with issues like delaminated or cracked paintwork being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will you make for a 20s house built with English bond walls? Does brick decay faster in Gloucester weather?

Brick flats experience both minor and serious issues, from frost damage to crumbling mortar. An issue of particular concern is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Ashlar Developments Ltd should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 01202 735194 or 2C Fortescue Rd, Poole, BH12 2LJ.

Gloucester home purchasers may need to consider that good selection of methods and styles are found in many homes built in this country. One example is stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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