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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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Which property survey should I pick for my home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Grove

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Grove

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Grove) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Grove

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Grove and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Grove property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Grove property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Grove Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of if buying a house proximate to Brickyard Quarry Landfill on Grovebury Industrial Estate and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material disposal. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in the UK including Grove. Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Building Surveys and valuations in Grove will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Vale of White Horse Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Grove Home Buyers Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with subsidence being a common example. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of bugs in the bedroom - Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Any questions about pests affecting a Grove property may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, vermin can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include insecticides.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Grove and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Grove property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give a thorough analysis of the Grove property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Grove Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of if buying a house proximate to Brickyard Quarry Landfill on Grovebury Industrial Estate and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including industrial waste material disposal. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people in the UK including Grove. Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Building Surveys and valuations in Grove will consider any structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Vale of White Horse Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will the Grove Home Buyers Survey consider this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects, with subsidence being a common example. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like sticking doors can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. 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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My friend spotted signs of bugs in the bedroom - Is a HomeBuyer Report advisable?

Any questions about pests affecting a Grove property may not be asked by the lawyer. Regrettably, vermin can be costly to fix and affect the health of residents. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include insecticides.

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