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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thame

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thame

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Thame) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thame

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Thame and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Thame property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the Thame property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Thame property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Thame Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Thame property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To work out the valuation the valuer will refer to knowledge of Thame as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will make certain key assumptions such as the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no problematic legal issues such as planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Further Thame assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like industrial buildings, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey for period house in Thame?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by the RICS. If you are buying an unusual Thame home such as a dilapidated house, this is now the correct property survey. The report (written in the surveyor's individual format) sets out in depth and often critical professional advice concerning the property's state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a Thame property partially constructed York stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating mortar will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Thame and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Thame property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the Thame property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Thame property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Thame Home Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what will it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Thame property will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. To work out the valuation the valuer will refer to knowledge of Thame as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on materials used and will make certain key assumptions such as the building connected to mains services such as electricity. Surveyors disregard things like furnishings, for example curtains. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no problematic legal issues such as planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor.



Further Thame assumptions, like issues with access, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like industrial buildings, also being considered.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Building Surveys on houses

Is it worth paying a bit more money for a full structural survey for period house in Thame?

Building Survey is the new name for the Full Structural Survey following its renaming in 2010 by the RICS. If you are buying an unusual Thame home such as a dilapidated house, this is now the correct property survey. The report (written in the surveyor's individual format) sets out in depth and often critical professional advice concerning the property's state of repair on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building.

Stone block wall damage

I am intending to put an offer in on a Thame property partially constructed York stone. What should we be particularly aware of?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like deteriorating mortar will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. Maintenance tips include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

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