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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Witney

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Witney

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Witney) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional such as box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Witney

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Witney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Witney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Witney property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Witney House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?

Yes. A surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - fireplaces. The external fittings however, won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Witney include Heatsense of 72, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire Tel. 07791946942 and I D Godden & Co Ltd of 16 Moorland Road, Witney, Oxfordshire Tel. 07768414516.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian detached house in Witney.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the seller has suggested that it has been built with Clipsham stone. What defects must we watch out for?

From Totternhoe Limestone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including erosion of pointing joints affect many stone-walled houses. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Preseli Bluestone Ltd, 6 Langdale Court, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6FG for details. Call 01243 576016 for more information.

For more information, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Cotswold & Bath Cast Stone at Cotswold Dene, Standlake, Witney, OX29 7QG may help.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Witney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Witney property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Witney property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Witney House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the RICS surveyor check out the state of the gas installations?

Yes. A surveyor will locate and visually look at any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, as well as gas connected fixtures for example - fireplaces. The external fittings however, won't be dislodged. Needless to say, gas can be deadly, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Witney include Heatsense of 72, The Crofts, Witney, Oxfordshire Tel. 07791946942 and I D Godden & Co Ltd of 16 Moorland Road, Witney, Oxfordshire Tel. 07768414516.



Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor look for on a stucco Victorian detached house in Witney.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The coating is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. trapped moisture resulting in problems with damp.

Another example of problems could involve sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of bricks. Fixing problems with stucco can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting harder to find.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a converted barn and the seller has suggested that it has been built with Clipsham stone. What defects must we watch out for?

From Totternhoe Limestone to Orton Scar Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Issues including erosion of pointing joints affect many stone-walled houses. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Preseli Bluestone Ltd, 6 Langdale Court, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6FG for details. Call 01243 576016 for more information.

For more information, get in touch with a local firm. For example, Cotswold & Bath Cast Stone at Cotswold Dene, Standlake, Witney, OX29 7QG may help.

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