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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stroud

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stroud

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stroud) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example stone wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stroud

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stroud and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Stroud property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Stroud property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stroud House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.

If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor look at the safety of the gas mains supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the gas pipe route where relevant, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home, for instance balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Stroud chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Stroud based gas engineers include Swan Plumbing & Heating Ltd of Fairview, Upper Bourne Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire Tel. 01453887255 and Hogg & Smith Plumbing and Heating of 20 Eros Close, Eros Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire Tel. 01453767615.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a conversion and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Bath stone. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built Stroud property can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stroud property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Stroud and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Stroud property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Stroud property's state of repair as well as advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stroud House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does a HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. Issues range from shrinking of clay soil to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.



If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Gas flame

Will a RICS surveyor look at the safety of the gas mains supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like the gas pipe route where relevant, in addition to gas connected gas fittings in the home, for instance balanced flues (where immediately extended from appliance/external element).. The Stroud chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the functionality of the gas system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal, should you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas safe engineer.

Stroud based gas engineers include Swan Plumbing & Heating Ltd of Fairview, Upper Bourne Lane, Brimscombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire Tel. 01453887255 and Hogg & Smith Plumbing and Heating of 20 Eros Close, Eros Close, Stroud, Gloucestershire Tel. 01453767615.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a conversion and the seller has made us aware that it has been built with Bath stone. What should we look in to? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. Problems which impact stone-built Stroud property can vary greatly, with issues like efflorescence being quote common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stroud property, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls, with a brick or rubble wall beneath. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. These walls will need frequent upkeep.

Ask you surveyor for details, but the report may specify monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

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