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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stoke Poges

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stoke Poges

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Stoke Poges) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stoke Poges

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stoke Poges and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stoke Poges property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Poges property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Stoke Poges Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor give details on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. However, the Stoke Poges RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Stoke Poges, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Stoke Poges property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Stoke Poges property. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Stoke Poges property, omitting sections as necessary.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. A leaning or rotating lintel, for example, is included in Section E.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Stoke Poges and are looking for homes constructed with brick chimney. What advice would the surveyor give?

Stoke Poges brick-walled houses can show signs of a number of issues. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report. One problem often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Prestige Brickwork & Scaffolding for a repairs estimate at 01933 413521 or Unit 4 Sanders Lodge Ind Est, Rushden, NN10 6BQ.

For example, Scottish bond or Dutch bond may be used in the construction of houses in Stoke Poges, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Stoke Poges and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Stoke Poges property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Stoke Poges property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Stoke Poges Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor give details on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will locate and visually inspect the easily accessible parts of the system. The surveyor will look at the meter location/position where relevant, in addition to gas connected fixtures, for instance chimney breasts. However, the Stoke Poges RICS chartered surveyor won't actually remove gas fittings and surveyors are not qualified to do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Needless to say, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.



External walls

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Stoke Poges, what impact can a an amber light rating have on main walls?

Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the Stoke Poges property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Stoke Poges property. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Stoke Poges property, omitting sections as necessary.

All visible issues relating to the outside elevations and foundations are checked, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Damp proofing, including the DPC, is also included here. A leaning or rotating lintel, for example, is included in Section E.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Stoke Poges and are looking for homes constructed with brick chimney. What advice would the surveyor give?

Stoke Poges brick-walled houses can show signs of a number of issues. Where relevant, these will be discussed in the survey report. One problem often found is sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall. Contact Prestige Brickwork & Scaffolding for a repairs estimate at 01933 413521 or Unit 4 Sanders Lodge Ind Est, Rushden, NN10 6BQ.

For example, Scottish bond or Dutch bond may be used in the construction of houses in Stoke Poges, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

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