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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Reading

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Reading

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Reading) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Reading

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Reading and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Reading property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Reading property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Reading House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a building close to Aldermaston Lock , will this affect the property's value?

Aldermaston Lock is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of importance are Camp On Bozedown, Castle Grove Camp and Flex Ditch.. A RICS surveyor will consider many regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Reading. See the English Heritage website for further information on Aldermaston Lock.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property next to Barlows Plantation Landfill near Off Silchester Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people throughout the UK including Reading. Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Reading RICS surveyors will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Reading Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Reading property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To fully consider the market value your chartered surveyor will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions like there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Reading area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Reading and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Reading property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Reading property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Reading House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a building close to Aldermaston Lock , will this affect the property's value?

Aldermaston Lock is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local interest can enhance the desirability of an area. Examples of other monuments of importance are Camp On Bozedown, Castle Grove Camp and Flex Ditch.. A RICS surveyor will consider many regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Reading. See the English Heritage website for further information on Aldermaston Lock.



Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property next to Barlows Plantation Landfill near Off Silchester Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites take many forms including inert rubbish. Thousands of sites affect 100, 000's people throughout the UK including Reading. Concerns include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems such as gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Reading RICS surveyors will examine any structural defects linked to the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and Reading Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Reading property will include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To fully consider the market value your chartered surveyor will refer to local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain key assumptions like there are no damaging materials.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Reading area assumptions, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental issues like intrusive noises or smells, also being considered.

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