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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bury St Edmunds

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bury St Edmunds

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bury St Edmunds) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bury St Edmunds

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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Recent Home Surveys
in Bury St Edmunds

  • HomeBuyer Report
    Ion Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32

  • Full Structural Survey
    Neve Gardens, West Row, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28

Home Buyers Survey Bury St Edmunds

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bury St Edmunds and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bury St Edmunds property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bury St Edmunds property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bury St Edmunds House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should look out for when intending to buy a property in Bury St Edmunds in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the property. The value of homes tends to be enhanced owing to the areas being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Bury St Edmunds survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser. Risbygate Solicitors are

based in 101 Risbygate Street, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 3AA and may be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01284 717777

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's and properties built earlier than that may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire doors. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is expensive but absolutely must be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Bury St Edmunds home survey. They will note suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Bury St Edmunds. Can a building survey consider signs of flooding?

The lives of many home owners in Bury St Edmunds and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Bury St Edmunds and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Bury St Edmunds property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Bury St Edmunds property's general condition along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Bury St Edmunds House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors I should look out for when intending to buy a property in Bury St Edmunds in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by local councils. Your surveyor need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local considerations and any relation they have with the property. The value of homes tends to be enhanced owing to the areas being unspoilt. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. the removal front garden walls

Property surveyors are trained to inform you whether the location is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are conducted by your legal adviser. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Bury St Edmunds survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal adviser. Risbygate Solicitors are



based in 101 Risbygate Street, St Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33 3AA and may be able to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01284 717777

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there might be asbestos walls being found in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's and properties built earlier than that may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials for example fireplace.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fire doors. The main origins of asbestos were Canada.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not deadly.

If found, care should be taken on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is expensive but absolutely must be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a Bury St Edmunds home survey. They will note suspected asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Bury St Edmunds. Can a building survey consider signs of flooding?

The lives of many home owners in Bury St Edmunds and across the UK have been affected by water damage caused by flooding, and owning a home in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood alert service, with regular updated risk assessments.

Flood water can enter a property through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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