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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Twyford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Twyford

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Twyford) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. architecturally unusual homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Twyford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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    St Swithins Court, Holhampton Close, Twyford Berks

Home Buyers Survey Twyford

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Twyford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Twyford property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Twyford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing a house built in around 1770? What consequences will the building's unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Twyford would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may increase the

importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. As an example of Medieval building, Marwell Hall in Twyford was constructed in around 1291.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a house in the region a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. domestic rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Wokingham Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey search for possible water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding in Twyford can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and property purchasers in Twyford are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the vendor if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Twyford property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any major works, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Twyford property's general condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Twyford Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing a house built in around 1770? What consequences will the building's unusual construction have on upkeep?

Many buyers in Twyford would like to own a home with character. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property. This may increase the



importance of getting a comprehensive building survey. As an example of Medieval building, Marwell Hall in Twyford was constructed in around 1291.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a house in the region a rubbish landfill

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. domestic rubbish. Understandably, no one would want to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Risks might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health concerns like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will notice structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Wokingham Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the home buyers survey search for possible water damage, or if neighbour's houses have been affected?

Flooding in Twyford can cause severe damage to both contents and property; sensible owners and property purchasers in Twyford are right to consider precautions. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The house surveyor may ask the vendor if the house has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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