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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey should I select for my potential home purchase in Theale?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Theale

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Theale

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Theale) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Theale

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Theale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Theale property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Theale property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Theale Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian house in Theale.

Stucco is really just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Surveyors commonly discover any number of problems such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we need to look into when purchasing a property in Theale in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Theale need to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have on the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is/might be classified as such and Section I of your Theale Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be reported in the Theale survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Theale and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Theale property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make an extension, you should you select a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Theale property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Theale Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian house in Theale.

Stucco is really just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The finish is highly grand in appearance and was often applied to Victorian and Regency buildings. it can be problematic and Surveyors commonly discover any number of problems such as when movement of the wall can lead to cracks. Other issues may result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.



Conservation area

Will there be any problems we need to look into when purchasing a property in Theale in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Theale need to possess relevant knowledge of local area factors and any connection may have on the building and its value. The price of property tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents as a result of the areas resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into disrepair for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are expected note if the property is/might be classified as such and Section I of your Theale Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic developments to the building will also be reported in the Theale survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? Is this a severe concern, and what subsidence issues does the RICS Surveyor report on?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. Generally, subsidence can be rectified quite easily. In contrast to subsidence, $heave$ can occur when a tree has been removed water builds up in the soil, which may result in the soil to swell, forcing the foundations above upwards, and can be as destructive as subsidence.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could comfortably be as the result of several factors. In extreme temperatures, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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