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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Alford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Alford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Alford) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Alford

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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    Meltiah, Main Road, Strubby, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13

  • Building Survey
    STOCKHILL, MAIN STREET, GAYTON LE MARSH, LINCOLNSHIRE, LN13

Home Buyers Survey Alford

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Alford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Alford property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Alford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to Scotland House Reservoir on Lincolnshire and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including domestic rubbish. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people in the UK including Alford. Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Alford surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and East Lindsey Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas connected appliances or installations such as balanced flues. Your Alford chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and won't run any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Lincolnshire based local companies include Derek J Weymouth of Sunnyholme, Calceby Way, Alford, Lincolnshire Tel. 07726535643 and John Clarke Howes of Gwenda, Sea Lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire Tel. 01507490598.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of pests in the living room. What should we do?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Alford. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for a serious infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Alford and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Alford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Alford property's general condition as well as including advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Alford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when buying a maisonette near to Scotland House Reservoir on Lincolnshire and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including domestic rubbish. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people in the UK including Alford. Concerns might include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like spina bifida have been associated with landfill sites .

Alford surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the site. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets and East Lindsey Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Gas flame

Does a surveyor give details on the serviceability of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually inspect the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include whether the mains is connected where relevant, as well as gas connected appliances or installations such as balanced flues. Your Alford chartered surveyor won't remove gas fittings and won't run any tests on the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Lincolnshire based local companies include Derek J Weymouth of Sunnyholme, Calceby Way, Alford, Lincolnshire Tel. 07726535643 and John Clarke Howes of Gwenda, Sea Lane, Huttoft, Alford, Lincolnshire Tel. 01507490598.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My housemate spotted signs of pests in the living room. What should we do?

Pests like house longhorn beetle may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Alford. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Treatment for a serious infestation may include destruction of tainted materials. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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