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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Taplow

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Taplow

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Taplow) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Taplow

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Taplow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Taplow property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Taplow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Taplow and saw evidence of cracks along the lounge ceiling. Is this a severe concern, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does the Building Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Taplow house. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Taplow house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Taplow, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Taplow include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the correct valuation your surveyor will pair awareness of the Taplow property market and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there aren't any compromising legal issues such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Taplow environmental concerns like busy roads, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Taplow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Taplow property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Taplow Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a flat in Taplow and saw evidence of cracks along the lounge ceiling. Is this a severe concern, and what solutions are to available to fix this?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water can collect in the ground, which causes the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Does the Building Survey cover this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Taplow house. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Taplow house's foundations, forcing them inward. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Taplow, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. 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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Taplow include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as part of the survey. To properly appraise the correct valuation your surveyor will pair awareness of the Taplow property market and other things about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate style of architecture and will draw upon key assumptions e.g. the ground is not land filled.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. It will also be assumed that there aren't any compromising legal issues such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions like connection to sewers, are made in addition to Taplow environmental concerns like busy roads, also being considered.

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