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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 Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bromham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bromham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bromham) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bromham

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bromham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Bromham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Bromham property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bromham House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Bromham , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the attic will be considered?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof. From dormers to ridge flashing, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact William Kerr Roofing Ltd of 12 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8AD on 01234 344408 to request an estimate.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a difficult-to-open garage window. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Bromham building we're buying, but we are not certain - Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Bromham house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bromham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Bromham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Bromham property's condition as well as advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Bromham House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a structure with a converted attic in Bromham , and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Which issues relating to the attic will be considered?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to damage to the roof. From dormers to ridge flashing, many parts of the roof and loft should be reported on, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Contact William Kerr Roofing Ltd of 12 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 8AD on 01234 344408 to request an estimate.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A property we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Home Buyers Survey discuss soil composition the report?

Surveyors handle more questions relating to subsidence than any other topic, and clay soil is a major contributing factor to the problem. Issues range from moisture changes in the soil to movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, both of which can put a property's foundations under great strain. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to a difficult-to-open garage window. Steps like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Bromham building we're buying, but we are not certain - Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Bromham house may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can be costly to fix and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases.

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