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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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What property survey is the right choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thatcham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thatcham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thatcham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thatcham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Thatcham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Thatcham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Thatcham property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Thatcham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a risk of blue asbestos fire doors present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials including wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account try to get rid of it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I expect to move into I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the Thatcham surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

When conducting a Thatcham Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will typically remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial areas of the wiring in addition to potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

House Prices

Is £254, 135 a reasonable price to pay for a detached house in RG18 in Thatcham for and what things does a Thatcham qualified RICS surveyor evaluate on a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on property values e.g. whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the amount of accommodation it offers. It can help to look at prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £253, 635, which is £500 less than the amount being asked. The house/flat average was £242, 894. 9, Bowling Green Road, Thatcham, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG18 3BY a detached property sold for £365, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate home valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Thatcham and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Thatcham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Thatcham property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Thatcham House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The agent said there is a risk of blue asbestos fire doors present in house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. Some types are found in the building materials including wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern. Technically all forms are dangerous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful never to remove it and expert advice must be taken as soon as possible. On no account try to get rid of it yourself. Approved experts can be found at www.arca.org.uk.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will advise accordingly.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the building I expect to move into I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does the Thatcham surveyor advise on the electrical system condition?

When conducting a Thatcham Homebuyer Report a qualified surveyor will typically remark on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This will include a visual inspection (without removing any fittings) of the superficial areas of the wiring in addition to potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of fixed appliances, for example water heaters or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE suggest that a Periodic Inspection Report be conducted at least every 10 years (5 if letting).

House Prices

Is £254, 135 a reasonable price to pay for a detached house in RG18 in Thatcham for and what things does a Thatcham qualified RICS surveyor evaluate on a Home Survey ?

There are a great number of factors which could have a bearing on property values e.g. whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the amount of accommodation it offers. It can help to look at prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The means house prices recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £253, 635, which is £500 less than the amount being asked. The house/flat average was £242, 894. 9, Bowling Green Road, Thatcham, West Berkshire, West Berkshire, RG18 3BY a detached property sold for £365, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get an accurate home valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as an inclusive part. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

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