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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Purton

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Purton

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Purton) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Purton

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Purton and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Purton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Purton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Purton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new building in Purton? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings is usually overlooked by property buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in good weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Purton or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, 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.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Purton residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

A fairly common example may be rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying older property in Purton? Will the building's age be a problem?

Many buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Victorian home. The age of a structure, however, can concern buyers. Buildings built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Purton and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Purton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Purton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Purton Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect does high levels of rainfall have on our new building in Purton? Can damaged drainage decrease our property's value?

As a frequent surveyor of houses in the area, I find it strange that the effect which rainfall has on buildings is usually overlooked by property buyers. If you have only visited the house you are buying in good weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Poor drainage can lead to collapsed drains or overflowing septic tank.

Whether buying in Purton or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, 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.

External walls

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Purton residential property what does a green light rating mean for 'E4 - Main walls' ?

A fairly common example may be rot, fire or insect damage to a lintel. Foundations and possible defects within the walls will not be investigated, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a house. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of 1 states that no repair work is needed. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying older property in Purton? Will the building's age be a problem?

Many buyers have considered buying a home with character, such as a Victorian home. The age of a structure, however, can concern buyers. Buildings built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced. This can make asking the seller for more detail about their current maintenance regime a good idea.

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