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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wokingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wokingham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Wokingham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wokingham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Wokingham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Wokingham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Wokingham property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wokingham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - Will access to the roofing be a problem?

Wokingham property in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A roofing specialist can provide an estimate. Contact Avenir Roofing of Serving Wokingham on 0800 163955 to request an estimate.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor look for signs of flooding damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Wokingham and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The residential surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. When calculating the property's value the valuer will relate to experience of property in Wokingham and other things relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any major legal problems for example consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Wokingham environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Wokingham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Wokingham property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Wokingham property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Wokingham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - Will access to the roofing be a problem?

Wokingham property in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to damage to the roof, including. Every element should be checked, e.g. fascias. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A roofing specialist can provide an estimate. Contact Avenir Roofing of Serving Wokingham on 0800 163955 to request an estimate.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the house surveyor look for signs of flooding damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of owners in Wokingham and across the country, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs or preventative measures. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The residential surveyor will usually recommend that the property buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a garage)

Homebuyer Reports include a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. When calculating the property's value the valuer will relate to experience of property in Wokingham and other things relating to the property e.g. general condition Surveyors also evaluate construction methods and make certain key assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any major legal problems for example consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any Wokingham environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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