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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 right for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wallingford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property built from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wallingford

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wallingford) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wallingford

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Kings Orchard, Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10-Cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wallingford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Wallingford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Wallingford Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for buildings in Wallingford. Can your Building Survey investigate this?

Whether a home was built in 1708 or 2008, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or damp can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Wallingford surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.

If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property near Brightwell Barrow , will this affect the property's value?

Brightwell Barrow is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Church Piece Cemetery Site, Dike Hills and Roman Town.. A RICS valuer will consider all local factors during the home buyers survey in Wallingford. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Brightwell Barrow.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are meaning to buy, it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Wallingford Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Wallingford the surveyor will mention the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A Home surveyor should also report on things like verifying the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Wallingford property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Wallingford property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Wallingford Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for buildings in Wallingford. Can your Building Survey investigate this?

Whether a home was built in 1708 or 2008, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or damp can create high maintenance costs for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues, with subsidence being a common example. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects.. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Wallingford surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly.



If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a property near Brightwell Barrow , will this affect the property's value?

Brightwell Barrow is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of interest include Church Piece Cemetery Site, Dike Hills and Roman Town.. A RICS valuer will consider all local factors during the home buyers survey in Wallingford. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Brightwell Barrow.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the unmodernised property we are meaning to buy, it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses - will a Wallingford Homebuyer Report write anything on the electrical system?

When preparing a Home Buyers Survey in Wallingford the surveyor will mention the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A Home surveyor should also report on things like verifying the condition of any fitted electrical appliances like storage heaters or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE recommend that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

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