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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bungay

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property made of standard materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bungay

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bungay) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bungay

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bungay and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Bungay property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Bungay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Bungay Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Edwardian property is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-walled Bungay conversions can indicate considerable issues. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. LJ Martin Building may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01935 83101 or Benville Bridge Farm Benville La, Corscombe, Dorchester, DT2 0NN.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a number of styles. For instance, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to look into if intending to buy a period property in Bungay inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Bungay must possess knowledge of relevant local issues and the bearing they have with the building and its value. Values will probably be greater owing to them being unspoilt. However many have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors are expected advise you whether the location looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Cadge and Gilbert are a local firm situated at 8 Earsham Street, Waveney, Suffolk, NR35 1AG and may be able to help. Tel: 01986 893134

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roof of the building will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by Bungay surveyors. A large number of properties can often hide roof maintenance problems, such as torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing specialist in Bungay with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bungay and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Bungay property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, however it will offer comprehensive details of the Bungay property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Bungay Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Edwardian property is badly worn. What are the possible consequences? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick-walled Bungay conversions can indicate considerable issues. For example, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and may require immediate attention. LJ Martin Building may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01935 83101 or Benville Bridge Farm Benville La, Corscombe, Dorchester, DT2 0NN.

Brick-constructed property have been used for centuries, leading to a number of styles. For instance, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond, but it is strongly advised that professional advice be sought prior to attempting repairs.



Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to look into if intending to buy a period property in Bungay inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Surveyors in Bungay must possess knowledge of relevant local issues and the bearing they have with the building and its value. Values will probably be greater owing to them being unspoilt. However many have fallen into a state of neglect for example - the huge increase in street clutter

Surveyors are expected advise you whether the location looks like it may be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by the conveyancing solicitor. Unsympathetic changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Cadge and Gilbert are a local firm situated at 8 Earsham Street, Waveney, Suffolk, NR35 1AG and may be able to help. Tel: 01986 893134

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Which issues relating to the roof of the building will be looked into?

This is frequently addressed by Bungay surveyors. A large number of properties can often hide roof maintenance problems, such as torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. concrete tiles, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The expense of repairing a bowing truss, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing specialist in Bungay with solid references should be able to assist with a quote.

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