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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 building survey is the best choice for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hotwells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hotwells

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hotwells) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hotwells

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Hotwells and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hotwells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Hotwells property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hotwells House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Hotwells surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark databases and Bristol Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco house in Hotwells which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly aesthetic and is found on Regency houses. it can be problematic and Hotwells Homebuyer Reports commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. moisture trapped behind paint (assuming painted) which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other potential problems may be when moisture under sills which causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Hotwells Home Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific issues include soil swelling. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Hotwells and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Hotwells property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Hotwells property's state of repair along with advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Hotwells House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when buying a maisonette close to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites take many forms for example: industrial rubbish. Of course nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health problems such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Hotwells surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the site. Your conveyancer will conduct conveyancing searches of the Landmark databases and Bristol Local Authority and give you the results of the search .



Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco house in Hotwells which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is actually a type of render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a very smooth surface. The finish is highly aesthetic and is found on Regency houses. it can be problematic and Hotwells Homebuyer Reports commonly report potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. moisture trapped behind paint (assuming painted) which cannot escape leading to worsening damp issues. Other potential problems may be when moisture under sills which causes large areas of detachment requiring raking back and reapplying. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can a Hotwells Home Survey investigate this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific issues include soil swelling. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as separation of the skirting board from the floor. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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