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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 should I choose for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kidlington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kidlington

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Kidlington) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kidlington

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Kidlington and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Kidlington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Kidlington property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Kidlington House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we intend to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets, does a the surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Kidlington Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to things like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances like storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. A check for the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Homes in Kidlington are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter at the property, as well as gas related installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Kidlington surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Oxfordshire based local firms include Tom Mugnaioni of 47, Maple Avenue, Kidlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07968142751 and PM Newin Plumbing & Heating of 48 Aysgarth Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire Tel. 07836242798.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Kidlington and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Kidlington property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Kidlington property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Kidlington House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the house we intend to buy, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets, does a the surveyor write anything on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Kidlington Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a hazardous condition. The RICS surveyor is trained to things like inspecting the state of any fitted appliances like storage heaters or the state of residual circuit breakers. A check for the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by an electrician on the building should usually form part of the survey.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Will a property surveyor look into this?

Homes in Kidlington are generally free of infestations, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Treatment for insect infestation may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor go into detail on the safety of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the accessible parts of the system. A surveyor will want to inspect the location of the meter at the property, as well as gas related installations such as ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Kidlington surveyor won't remove the external fittings and surveyors are not qualified to carry out any tests on the appliances or system. Most people are aware that gas is potentially unsafe and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Oxfordshire based local firms include Tom Mugnaioni of 47, Maple Avenue, Kidlington, Oxfordshire Tel. 07968142751 and PM Newin Plumbing & Heating of 48 Aysgarth Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire Tel. 07836242798.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections annually and punishments for failure to comply include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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