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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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What property survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harwell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harwell

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Harwell) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for unconventional , for example wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harwell

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Harwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harwell property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Harwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What is asbestos and does the Harwell HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should be conscious of if intending to buy a home in Harwell near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Surveyors in Harwell are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. Property Prices will be more than prices outside the area owing to conservation areas retaining original features.

RICS surveyors are expected tell you whether the location looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved developments to the building may also be reported, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Harwell home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Harwell and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Harwell property's condition along with advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Harwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect said there is a possibility of a white asbestos toilet cistern at the property. What is asbestos and does the Harwell HomeBuyer Report go into it?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to disturb it and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should advise accordingly.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems I should be conscious of if intending to buy a home in Harwell near a conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local councils. Surveyors in Harwell are required by RICS to possess sufficient knowledge of local area issues and any relation may have on the building and its value. Property Prices will be more than prices outside the area owing to conservation areas retaining original features.

RICS surveyors are expected tell you whether the location looks like it may be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved developments to the building may also be reported, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks along one external wall, is this subsidence? What subsidence information does the Harwell home survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, especially new homes or recent extensions or major alterations.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a doorway. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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