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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 Home Survey should I pick for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodbury

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodbury

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Woodbury) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodbury

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Woodbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Woodbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodbury property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Woodbury House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Woodbury deciding whether or not to purchase a Woodbury house. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. In Woodbury, an example may be double or triple glazed doors where the glazing seal has been lost or broken. All doors leading outside are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included.

Conservation area

Will there be any things I would be advised to check out if intending to buy a property in Woodbury in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect they have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher due to the areas being preserved. However a growing number have fallen into poor condition for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected report if the home is possibly is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping developments to the building may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Gilbert Stephens are based in 36 High Street, East Devon, Devon, EX10 8ED will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01395 512443

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, as well as gas affiliated installations for example - fireplaces. Any gas fittings however, won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Woodbury and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Woodbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works on the property, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Woodbury property's state of repair as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Woodbury House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Woodbury deciding whether or not to purchase a Woodbury house. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the house or flat in question will need some work. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however. In Woodbury, an example may be double or triple glazed doors where the glazing seal has been lost or broken. All doors leading outside are checked, assuming keys are available. Generally, draughts and damp penetration around the frames will be included.



Conservation area

Will there be any things I would be advised to check out if intending to buy a property in Woodbury in conservation area ?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect they have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be significantly higher due to the areas being preserved. However a growing number have fallen into poor condition for example - out of keeping extensions

Surveyors are expected report if the home is possibly is designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping developments to the building may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer. Gilbert Stephens are based in 36 High Street, East Devon, Devon, EX10 8ED will be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 01395 512443

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor inspect the safety of the gas mains supply?

Yes. The will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route at the home, as well as gas affiliated installations for example - fireplaces. Any gas fittings however, won't be taken off. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should you have any concerns about gas fittings or if you smell the distinctive smell of gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations require landlords must to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines or imprisonment .

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