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Valuation
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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 Bellingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bellingham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bellingham) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard e.g. granite wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bellingham

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bellingham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bellingham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bellingham property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bellingham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when considering a abandoned regency home in Bellingham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an unconventional home such as a neglected house in Bellingham, it is the most appropriate survey to get. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is delivered to the buyer specifying comprehensive and crucial professional advice in relation to the materials used for the construction of the house.

There will be a few limitations with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Bellingham building such as removing loft contents.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should be aware of when buying a house in Bellingham inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bellingham must possess knowledge of local considerations and the bearing they have on the home and its value. Values will be greater as a result of the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building should be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Marsons Solicitors are based in Waterford House, Lewisham, London, BR1 1RJ might be able to advise further. Tel: 020 8313 1300

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would the surveyor give for houses built with Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-built Bellingham flats feature several advantages compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also be affected by distinct issues. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or spalling. An especially severe issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact Welton Bruce for a repairs estimate at 01376 570393 or 5 Observer Way, Kelvedon, Colchester, CO5 9NZ.

Bellingham home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods may be found throughout England and Wales. E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Bellingham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Bellingham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Bellingham property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Bellingham Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Shall I get a full structural survey when considering a abandoned regency home in Bellingham as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Recurrently described as a Full Structural Survey by house buyers, this survey is no longer available has actually been reclassified by RICS and the right name is actually now the Building Survey. When intending to buy an unconventional home such as a neglected house in Bellingham, it is the most appropriate survey to get. Subsequent to a thorough site survey of any accessible parts, the surveyor's formal report is delivered to the buyer specifying comprehensive and crucial professional advice in relation to the materials used for the construction of the house.

There will be a few limitations with any survey as a surveyor is not in a position to (unless safe to do so) force or open up the fabric of the Bellingham building such as removing loft contents.



Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should be aware of when buying a house in Bellingham inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Bellingham must possess knowledge of local considerations and the bearing they have on the home and its value. Values will be greater as a result of the areas being unspoilt.

Surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building should be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Marsons Solicitors are based in Waterford House, Lewisham, London, BR1 1RJ might be able to advise further. Tel: 020 8313 1300

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What warnings would the surveyor give for houses built with Diagonal bond walls?

Brick-built Bellingham flats feature several advantages compared to other building materials. Unfortunately, they also be affected by distinct issues. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or spalling. An especially severe issue is patchwork cracks caused by tie failure. This cracking may only be visible internally, and is accompanied by an irregular wall surface. Contact Welton Bruce for a repairs estimate at 01376 570393 or 5 Observer Way, Kelvedon, Colchester, CO5 9NZ.

Bellingham home purchasers may need to consider that number of popular courses and methods may be found throughout England and Wales. E.g. common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows.

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