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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 Burton Latimer

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burton Latimer

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Burton Latimer) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example thatched houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burton Latimer

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burton Latimer and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Burton Latimer property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Burton Latimer property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Burton Latimer Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco period home in Burton Latimer that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually it is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian buildings. It is very similar to plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Burton Latimer Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects e.g. trapped water resulting in the surface falling away which need attention.

Another example of problems could include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Remedying problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Burton Latimer surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Burton Latimer property will include an independent valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the report. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will relate to experience of property in Burton Latimer and other factors relating to the property for instance: size The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no costly legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Additional local Burton Latimer area assumptions like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Burton Latimer, and think we saw signs of bugs in the study. How do we investigate further?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Burton Latimer and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Burton Latimer property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations, you should you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give comprehensive details of the Burton Latimer property's general condition along with advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Burton Latimer Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Surveyor look for on a stucco period home in Burton Latimer that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is really a kind of smooth render. Usually it is layered over brick that dries to an even finish. The effect is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian buildings. It is very similar to plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Burton Latimer Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal defects e.g. trapped water resulting in the surface falling away which need attention.

Another example of problems could include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Remedying problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming harder to find.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Burton Latimer surveys include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and how does the surveyor work it out?

A Homebuyer Report on a Burton Latimer property will include an independent valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as part of the report. To ascertain an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will relate to experience of property in Burton Latimer and other factors relating to the property for instance: size The valuer will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will draw upon other assumptions like no significant problems.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there are no costly legal problems e.g. proper access over pathways. Advice should be sought from your conveyancer during the legal process.

Additional local Burton Latimer area assumptions like problematic roads and access, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local mining issues, which will also be factored in.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Burton Latimer, and think we saw signs of bugs in the study. How do we investigate further?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pests can be costly to fix and put your health in danger. An affected building may not always be easy to identify.

For example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Treatment for pests may include removal of infected furniture. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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