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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 property survey do I need for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Winchcombe

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Winchcombe

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Winchcombe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Winchcombe

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Winchcombe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Winchcombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Winchcombe property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Winchcombe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any things I need to consider if buying a flat in Winchcombe in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess local knowledge of local issues and the relation may have on the home and its value. The price of property tends to be inflated due to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is possibly classified as such and Section I of the Winchcombe Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unconsented changes to the

building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor advise on the serviceability of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas related fixtures like chimney breasts or flues. However, the Winchcombe local surveyor won't actually remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I expect to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Winchcombe Homebuyer Report go into detail on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Survey in Winchcombe your surveyor will typically make a note on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor condition. The RICS surveyor is required to focus on concerns such as ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Winchcombe.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a periodic test be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Winchcombe and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Winchcombe property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Winchcombe property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Winchcombe Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any things I need to consider if buying a flat in Winchcombe in conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are governed by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess local knowledge of local issues and the relation may have on the home and its value. The price of property tends to be inflated due to conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Property surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is possibly classified as such and Section I of the Winchcombe Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by your solicitor. Unconsented changes to the



building may also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative.

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor advise on the serviceability of the gas installations?

The qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes for instance, in addition to gas related fixtures like chimney breasts or flues. However, the Winchcombe local surveyor won't actually remove the external fittings or housings and will not run any tests whatsoever on the gas system. Of course, gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas or if you suspect a gas issue, contact a gas safe engineer.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown the thirties house I expect to buy I saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Winchcombe Homebuyer Report go into detail on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Home Survey in Winchcombe your surveyor will typically make a note on the condition of the electrics if it appears that they are in a poor condition. The RICS surveyor is required to focus on concerns such as ascertaining the category of electrical fittings in bathrooms or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. Examining the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Winchcombe.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggest a periodic test be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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