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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lydney

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lydney

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lydney) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lydney

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lydney and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lydney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lydney property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Lydney Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are would like to purchasing a property in Lydney (GL15) for an asking price of £112, 133. What considerations will a Lydney RICS chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Lydney ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether the home is landlocked. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against flat prices recorded in Lydney for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £98, 333, which is £13, 800 less than the amount being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £189, 447. 8, Kings Meadow Court, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 5JU was purchased for £114, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service.

The surveyor will attend the site as well as factoring in any other location variables that might affect house prices.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the impact heavy rainfall can have on your property is ignored. If you have visited the property in dry weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include chemical treatment. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Lydney and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Lydney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Lydney property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Lydney Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

We are would like to purchasing a property in Lydney (GL15) for an asking price of £112, 133. What considerations will a Lydney RICS chartered surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Lydney ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on house prices like whether there are any restrictive covenants or whether the home is landlocked. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against flat prices recorded in Lydney for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £98, 333, which is £13, 800 less than the amount being asked. The average factoring in houses and flats was £189, 447. 8, Kings Meadow Court, Lydney, Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 5JU was purchased for £114, 000 .



An impartial way for home buyers to get a professional home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service.

The surveyor will attend the site as well as factoring in any other location variables that might affect house prices.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to check downspouts? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the impact heavy rainfall can have on your property is ignored. If you have visited the property in dry weather, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are worth a closer look include spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rising damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix. However, if the drains are poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property we're buying, but we are not certain. How do we investigate further?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies to vermin can include chemical treatment. If you believe termites, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

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