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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 Home Survey should I pick for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woodcote

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodcote

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Woodcote) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodcote

    This is an impartial 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 I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Woodcote and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Woodcote property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Woodcote property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Woodcote property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Woodcote Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £468, 108 within the right sort of area amount to pay for a house close to good transport links in RG8 for and what will the qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Woodcote ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices including the amount of service charges payable or if it is near a potential development. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £462, 408, which is £5, 700 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The average for houses and flats combined was £442, 213. Woodpeckers, 3, Reading Road, Woodcote, Reading, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG8 0QY a detached property sold for £268, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Woodcote Surveyor consider on a stucco regency home in Woodcote that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very attractive and is/was found on Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Woodcote Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when water gets in under windows that results in detachment. Re-coating problems may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

For a Woodcote house, one issue is a cracking asphalt roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but regular upkeep may still be required. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Woodcote and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Woodcote property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Woodcote property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Woodcote property's general condition and it includes advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Woodcote Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £468, 108 within the right sort of area amount to pay for a house close to good transport links in RG8 for and what will the qualified RICS surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Woodcote ?

There is a near endless list of things which could positively or negatively affect house prices including the amount of service charges payable or if it is near a potential development. As an indicator, one can try to benchmark prices values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price registered in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £462, 408, which is £5, 700 less than the amount the vendor is asking for. The average for houses and flats combined was £442, 213. Woodpeckers, 3, Reading Road, Woodcote, Reading, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG8 0QY a detached property sold for £268, 000 .



The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. A qualified surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the Woodcote Surveyor consider on a stucco regency home in Woodcote that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very attractive and is/was found on Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Woodcote Homebuyer Reports can detail any number of problems such as lateral visible cracking that describes the mortar lines between the brick. Other potential problems could be when water gets in under windows that results in detachment. Re-coating problems may be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On the HomeBuyer Report what impact will a green light rating have on 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

For a Woodcote house, one issue is a cracking asphalt roof. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These are inspected by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but regular upkeep may still be required. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

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