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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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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 building survey do I need for my planned home purchase in Tilehurst?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Tilehurst

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Tilehurst

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Tilehurst) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Tilehurst

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Tilehurst and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tilehurst property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Tilehurst property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tilehurst Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will pair experience of property in Tilehurst and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. The valuer will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Tilehurst area assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does wet conditions have on a house? Will the Tilehurst property surveyor report on this? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on Tilehurst houses is overlooked by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include rusted iron elements. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the house. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Tilehurst and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Tilehurst property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Tilehurst property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Tilehurst Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a professional valuation and a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate estimate of the value of the building your RICS valuer will pair experience of property in Tilehurst and other factors relating to the property for instance: state of repair. The valuer will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't factor in things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Tilehurst area assumptions, like issues with access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



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

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does wet conditions have on a house? Will the Tilehurst property surveyor report on this? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rainfall can have on Tilehurst houses is overlooked by buyers. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include rusted iron elements. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder has mentioned subsidence might be worth checking impacting the house. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor investigate?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high gravel content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. A severe change in humidity or ambient temperature can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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