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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Brandon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Brandon

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Brandon) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Brandon

    This is a professional valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Brandon and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Brandon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Brandon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brandon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our building survey search for flooding damage?

Flooding in Brandon can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before any water damage happens.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including seepage through walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Brandon and noticed wall cracks in the lounge, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence issues does the Brandon Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure within a few months in order to make repairs.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

House Prices

There is a property in IP27 in Brandon on with a local agent for £156, 120. What things does a Brandon surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Brandon ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for instance the square footage or the number of bedrooms in the property. One method is to compare with prices achieved in Brandon at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £127, 220, which is £28, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £124, 599., 12, Willersley Close, Peasedown St John, Wisbech, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP27 0DQ a detached property was purchased for £132, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional local surveyor should go to the home in addition to factoring in any other area issues that can affect property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Brandon and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Brandon property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Brandon property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain a Brandon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our building survey search for flooding damage?

Flooding in Brandon can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before any water damage happens.

Flood water can enter a residential property through several routes, including seepage through walls. Less expensive preventative measures include air brick covers. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the residential surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the residential property is at risk.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are buying a property in Brandon and noticed wall cracks in the lounge, could this be evidence of subsidence? Is this a serious risk, and what subsidence issues does the Brandon Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new structure within a few months in order to make repairs.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

House Prices

There is a property in IP27 in Brandon on with a local agent for £156, 120. What things does a Brandon surveyor take into account when calculating house prices in Brandon ?

There are a great number of factors that can affect the price of property for instance the square footage or the number of bedrooms in the property. One method is to compare with prices achieved in Brandon at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £127, 220, which is £28, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £124, 599., 12, Willersley Close, Peasedown St John, Wisbech, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP27 0DQ a detached property was purchased for £132, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. A chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A professional local surveyor should go to the home in addition to factoring in any other area issues that can affect property values.

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