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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 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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Burton Latimer house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will the Burton Latimer HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a hard-to-open garage door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will

be considered. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond advice - can a Burton Latimer surveyor assist?

Brick residences experience numerous defects. This could be anything from signs of movement to frost damage. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Bona-Fide Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01895 674310 or 296 Victoria Rd, Ruislip, HA4 0DP.

Brick-constructed property have been used across the country for centuries, leading to a range of styles and techniques. For instance, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

If the Burton Latimer surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into downspouts? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by home buyers. If you have investigated the residence in dry weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Burton Latimer house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Will the Burton Latimer HomeBuyer Report consider this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Signs like a hard-to-open garage door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the property will



be considered. Patches of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond advice - can a Burton Latimer surveyor assist?

Brick residences experience numerous defects. This could be anything from signs of movement to frost damage. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Bona-Fide Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01895 674310 or 296 Victoria Rd, Ruislip, HA4 0DP.

Brick-constructed property have been used across the country for centuries, leading to a range of styles and techniques. For instance, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

If the Burton Latimer surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it recommended that we look into downspouts? Where there is work that needs to be done, what should we do?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet this issue is not considered by home buyers. If you have investigated the residence in dry weather, issues may have been hidden, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. The good news is that problems with drains are generally easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive, unless they are not cared for. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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