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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wycombe Marsh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wycombe Marsh

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Wycombe Marsh) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wycombe Marsh

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wycombe Marsh and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Wycombe Marsh property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Wycombe Marsh property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Wycombe Marsh Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Wycombe Marsh surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: size Your Wycombe Marsh surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, also being considered.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a converted house in Wycombe Marsh inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Wycombe Marsh are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being in good order. However a large number have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the location is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Wycombe Marsh Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wycombe Marsh and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Wycombe Marsh property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Wycombe Marsh property's state of repair and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Wycombe Marsh Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a property built in the late 60s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to cause difficulties? Will the HomeBuyer Report consider this, and what defects will be reported on?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Issues range from soil compaction or compression to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Wycombe Marsh surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report will contain an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To properly appraise an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: size Your Wycombe Marsh surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to environmental concerns like pig farms, also being considered.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues we would be advised to be wary of when planning to buy a converted house in Wycombe Marsh inside a conservation area?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Wycombe Marsh are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local issues and the effect they have on the home and its value. Property values will likely be more than prices outside the area which is down to them being in good order. However a large number have been neglected and are in disrepair for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the location is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of your Wycombe Marsh Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are raised by your conveyancer. Unapproved extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

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