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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wendover

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wendover

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Wendover) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this option for non standard property such as cellared or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wendover

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Wendover and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wendover property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the Wendover property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Wendover property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wendover Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Wendover that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and was often found on Victorian and Georgian houses for example. it can be problematic and Wendover Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I intend to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; will the surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Wendover a RICS surveyor should make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual examination of any revealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Wendover.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Many homes in Wendover are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. 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 go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Wendover and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Wendover property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the Wendover property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give an in-depth analysis of the Wendover property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Wendover Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will the Chartered Surveyor look for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Wendover that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly aesthetic and was often found on Victorian and Georgian houses for example. it can be problematic and Wendover Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-coating Stucco problems can be expensive as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.



Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the period property I intend to purchase, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets; will the surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Building Survey in Wendover a RICS surveyor should make a note on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state.

This should include a visual examination of any revealed areas of the wiring or fusebox in addition to things, for example inspecting the nature of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of light fittings. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical connections handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Wendover.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

What is subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. Many homes in Wendover are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. 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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