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Valuation
Property
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shrewsbury

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shrewsbury

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Shrewsbury) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shrewsbury

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Shrewsbury and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Shrewsbury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shrewsbury property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Shrewsbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new house, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet conditions has on properties is not given more thought by buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is a waterlogged garden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are untreated

or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor consider on a stucco coated detached house in Shrewsbury which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a type of render. Usually it is layered over red brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often prone to defect and Shrewsbury Building Surveys sometimes detail issues like trapped moisture resulting in damp problems needing repair. Other issues might include attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I order a full structural survey prior to acquiring an abandoned, eighties garden maisonette in Shrewsbury?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later unmodified maisonette built out of standard building materials. You would be best advised to plump for a RICS Building Survey in relation to the property you are contemplating.

Bear in mind that some caveats exist with any residential survey - your local Shrewsbury surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the building or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Shrewsbury and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Shrewsbury property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Shrewsbury property's condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Shrewsbury Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect will wet weather have on our new house, and does our HomeBuyer Report mention it? Where there are issues, what should we do?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet conditions has on properties is not given more thought by buyers. One indication that gutters are blocked is a waterlogged garden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. Fortunately, problems with drains are generally easy to resolve. However, if the drains are untreated



or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor consider on a stucco coated detached house in Shrewsbury which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a type of render. Usually it is layered over red brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is highly grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water. Stucco is often prone to defect and Shrewsbury Building Surveys sometimes detail issues like trapped moisture resulting in damp problems needing repair. Other issues might include attack from sulphates or salts derived from wet brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are becoming rarer.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Should I order a full structural survey prior to acquiring an abandoned, eighties garden maisonette in Shrewsbury?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is appropriate for a mid century or later unmodified maisonette built out of standard building materials. You would be best advised to plump for a RICS Building Survey in relation to the property you are contemplating.

Bear in mind that some caveats exist with any residential survey - your local Shrewsbury surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the building or comment on efficiency of gas installations.

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