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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 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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roofing could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the building surveyor in Bellingham look into during the survey?

Properties in Bellingham in good condition will suffer issues with the roof. From sheathing to roof battens, the whole roof should be reported on. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor in Bellingham a quote for any suggested work.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bellingham, and think we saw signs of bugs in the kitchen - Is a Property Survey advisable?

Bellingham purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. An affected house may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pest problems can include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Bellingham House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. For example, small cracks in the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Bellingham surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roofing could be time consuming to arrange, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What does the building surveyor in Bellingham look into during the survey?

Properties in Bellingham in good condition will suffer issues with the roof. From sheathing to roof battens, the whole roof should be reported on. The chartered surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a contractor in Bellingham a quote for any suggested work.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Bellingham, and think we saw signs of bugs in the kitchen - Is a Property Survey advisable?

Bellingham purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Regrettably, infestations can seriously reduce the value of a property and put your health in danger. An affected house may not always be easy to identify. As an example, cockroaches are nocturnal, and challenging to eradicate. Species common to the UK, such as the German Cockroach, are small, and breed rapidly in moist conditions. This makes them both hard to spot, and to treat successfully. Remedies to pest problems can include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Will a Bellingham House Survey look into this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. For example, small cracks in the drawing room ceiling may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. A Bellingham surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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