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Valuation
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Valuation
Homebuyer
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Building
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Symonds Yat

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Symonds Yat

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Symonds Yat) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this option when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Symonds Yat

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Symonds Yat and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Symonds Yat property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Symonds Yat property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Symonds Yat Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are going to be buying a flat close to NP25 which is being marketed for £94, 800. What will the qualified surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Symonds Yat on a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices e.g. the number of bedrooms or if it is near a potential development. It can help to compare with prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £120, 000, which is £25, 200 more than £94, 800 - the amount you buying for. The combined house/flat average was £194, 705. Beaufort Arms Court, Apartment 14, Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire, NP25 3UA a leasehold maisonette sold for £120, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? Is this a severe risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Symonds Yat homes. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor check for indications of flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a Symonds Yat house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Symonds Yat and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Symonds Yat property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Symonds Yat property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Symonds Yat Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

We are going to be buying a flat close to NP25 which is being marketed for £94, 800. What will the qualified surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Symonds Yat on a RICS valuation ?

There are many factors which could affect house prices e.g. the number of bedrooms or if it is near a potential development. It can help to compare with prices recorded in the same area for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £120, 000, which is £25, 200 more than £94, 800 - the amount you buying for. The combined house/flat average was £194, 705. Beaufort Arms Court, Apartment 14, Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Monmouthshire, NP25 3UA a leasehold maisonette sold for £120, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional home valued is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A RICS surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls, is this subsidence? Is this a severe risk, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs when the ground is forced up rather than down.

There are a number of factors capable of causing subsidence to Symonds Yat homes. One such issue is that soil on ground on an incline is not as stable as that sitting on horizontal ground. In very wet or flooded conditions, the soil layer can sometimes become unstable and slip down the incline. Inside the property, keep an eye out for rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is a lengthy process used to stabilise the foundations of a property, and is required in around a quarter of subsidence matters. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the chartered surveyor check for indications of flooding?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and owning a Symonds Yat house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The RICS surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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