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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Horfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Horfield

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Horfield) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Horfield

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Horfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Horfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Horfield property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Horfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a cottage in Horfield. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean long-term upkeep.If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with the building surveyor for more detail.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated home in Horfield.

Stucco is just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian houses. it can be prone to defect and Horfield Homebuyer Reports can report any number of problems for instance damp trapped under paint. Other potential problems may be when dampness beneath sills which causes detachment. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for London brick maintenance advice - can a Horfield surveyor assist?

Brick-built apartments feature several advantages, but they will also show signs of numerous defects, from crypto-florescence to crumbling mortar.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Nash bricklayers may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07806 556101 or 3 Charminster Av, Birmingham, B25 8RH.

A broad range of techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Horfield and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Horfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Horfield property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Horfield Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a cottage in Horfield. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Vernacular, or traditional, architecture can concern buyers. Homes constructed with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be difficult to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean long-term upkeep.If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with the building surveyor for more detail.



Damaged Render

What sort of issues will my RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated home in Horfield.

Stucco is just a specific type of solid render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick to form an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. Stucco is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian houses. it can be prone to defect and Horfield Homebuyer Reports can report any number of problems for instance damp trapped under paint. Other potential problems may be when dampness beneath sills which causes detachment. Remedying Stucco problems may be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting harder to find.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for London brick maintenance advice - can a Horfield surveyor assist?

Brick-built apartments feature several advantages, but they will also show signs of numerous defects, from crypto-florescence to crumbling mortar.

A defect often found is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. Nash bricklayers may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 07806 556101 or 3 Charminster Av, Birmingham, B25 8RH.

A broad range of techniques of brick building have been a feature of house construction in this country for 100s of years. E.g. Scottish bond, featuring five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern.

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