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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Redfield

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Redfield

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Redfield) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this option for unconventional such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Redfield

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Redfield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Redfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Redfield property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Redfield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In general, homes in Redfield are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and

around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

House Prices

There is a flat in BS4 priced at £131, 736. What things will a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Redfield ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the location and proximity of nearby schools. It may help to compare with flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £107, 136, which is £24, 600 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £141, 893. 2B, Robertson Drive, St Annes Park, Bristol, City Of Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS4 4JB a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £49, 000 .

The only way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a home close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse. No one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Health problems such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Redfield will find any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Bristol Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Redfield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Redfield property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Redfield property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Redfield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What are the risks, and what can be done to fix subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In general, homes in Redfield are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. For example, water leaking from a broken pipes will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. By reducing the volume of the subsoil, the earth is more readily displaced by the weight of the property. On the inside, keep an eye out for sticking doors or windows.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and



around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

House Prices

There is a flat in BS4 priced at £131, 736. What things will a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Redfield ?

There are a huge number of issues which could have a bearing on the price of property such as the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the location and proximity of nearby schools. It may help to compare with flat prices registered at the Land Registry for similar flats. The mean flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £107, 136, which is £24, 600 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £141, 893. 2B, Robertson Drive, St Annes Park, Bristol, City Of Bristol, City Of Bristol, BS4 4JB a new build leasehold flat recently sold for £49, 000 .

The only way for you to get a formal home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of if buying a home close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes e.g. hazardous refuse. No one wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns include heavy metals. Health problems such as abdominal wall problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Redfield will find any structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark data sets in addition to Bristol Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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