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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burwell

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burwell

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Burwell) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burwell

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Burwell and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Burwell property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Burwell property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Burwell market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues like access to the property over estate roadways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.

Further area conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Burwell home but are worried about pests - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Burwell homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to commission the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a doer-upper bungalow?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer detailed type of survey classified as the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. If intending to buy an unconventional home like a tatty Burwell house, this is the best choice of home survey to have carried out. Following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the house, a written report is delivered to the purchaser detailing thorough and crucial information in relation to the construction of the house. There are certain provisos with any survey because a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Burwell house, an example being the removing loft contents.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Burwell and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Burwell property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Burwell property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not obtain an instant Burwell Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report includes a surveyor valuation and will also include a "reinstatement cost" included in the cost of the survey. To properly appraise the market value your surveyor will take into account in depth understanding of the Burwell market and other considerations about the property e.g. general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will use key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there are no compromising legal issues like access to the property over estate roadways. Such concerns will be clarified by your conveyancer.



Further area conjectures like services, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like railways, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Burwell home but are worried about pests - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Burwell homes are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can be very expensive to resolve. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to an infestation can include professional cleaning. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the benefits to commission the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a doer-upper bungalow?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors as a newer detailed type of survey classified as the Building Survey, is now offered by surveyors. If intending to buy an unconventional home like a tatty Burwell house, this is the best choice of home survey to have carried out. Following a thorough site survey of the inside and outside of the house, a written report is delivered to the purchaser detailing thorough and crucial information in relation to the construction of the house. There are certain provisos with any survey because a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Burwell house, an example being the removing loft contents.

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