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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Highworth

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Highworth

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Highworth) will also be carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Highworth

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Highworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Highworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Highworth property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Highworth House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Highworth, and will the home buyers survey consider signs of flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of flooding damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. In addition, the Building Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Highworth.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older gatehouse in Highworth. Will the age of the house be a problem?

For traditionally-built Highworth property, age can be problematic. Highworth property constructed with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Highworth's conservation areas. Discuss this with your RICS surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

Buyers of a listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. 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. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Highworth and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Highworth property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Highworth property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Highworth House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Highworth, and will the home buyers survey consider signs of flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m homes are at risk of flooding damage and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the property in question is in danger. In addition, the Building Survey may offer suggestions for better flood defences.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. the use of lime-based plaster on walls. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.



According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Highworth.

*Data accurate 04/01/13

Traditionally built property

We are buying an older gatehouse in Highworth. Will the age of the house be a problem?

For traditionally-built Highworth property, age can be problematic. Highworth property constructed with traditional methods can be expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Highworth's conservation areas. Discuss this with your RICS surveyor for more information.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled property. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

Buyers of a listed building should consider that upkeep respects the original fabric of the property. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. 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. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar, and may need repointing. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

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