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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Maidenhead

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if buying a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Maidenhead

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Maidenhead) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Maidenhead

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Maidenhead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidenhead property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Maidenhead property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Maidenhead property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Maidenhead Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Maidenhead homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the surveyor for more detail. Built between 1467 and 1493, Maidenhead Bridge is an example of a traditional bridge in Maidenhead.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Maidenhead Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Maidenhead house, with groundwater level variations and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. In Maidenhead's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Maidenhead house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Maidenhead we're buying, but we are not certain - Will a surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Maidenhead and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Maidenhead property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works on the Maidenhead property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Maidenhead property's condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Maidenhead Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a renovated farmhouse. What should be budgeted for repairs?

Older construction methods and materials can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Maidenhead homes showcasing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact the surveyor for more detail. Built between 1467 and 1493, Maidenhead Bridge is an example of a traditional bridge in Maidenhead.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Does a Maidenhead Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Maidenhead house, with groundwater level variations and considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content being relatively common. In Maidenhead's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Maidenhead house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the house will be considered.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the property in Maidenhead we're buying, but we are not certain - Will a surveyor look into this?

Scare stories about building infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as rats as minor annoyances. When purchasing a building, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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