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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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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Frenesi Crescent, Bury st edmunds, Suffolk, IP32

  • Full Structural Survey
    Rowan House, Green View, Lawshall Road, Hartest, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Tudor house is badly worn - what should we do?

Brick-built Bury St Edmunds houses feature several advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also suffer from diverse problems. The surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Haydock Steve, 12 Quebec Avenue, Blackpool, FY2 0NU on 01253 350163 for a quote for repair work.

For home purchasers in Bury St Edmunds seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.

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

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the building in Bury St Edmunds we plan to buy - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Bury St Edmunds home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy. Speak to an expert, e.g. AIDA Pest Control, Sevenhills Cottage, Ingham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1PL on 0128 472 8433, for more detail.

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.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Dutch bond brick on this Tudor house is badly worn - what should we do?

Brick-built Bury St Edmunds houses feature several advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also suffer from diverse problems. The surveyor will cover these in his report along with recommendations. One serious matter is thermal or other movement. Often vertical cracks appear above the level of the DPC, running the full height of the wall, where this seasonal expansion and contraction occurs. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Haydock Steve, 12 Quebec Avenue, Blackpool, FY2 0NU on 01253 350163 for a quote for repair work.

For home purchasers in Bury St Edmunds seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern.

Consider the advice of both the surveyor and a builder or other specialist if potential structural defects arise during the survey.



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

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about an infestation in the building in Bury St Edmunds we plan to buy - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Bury St Edmunds home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and put your health in danger. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can be disruptive to residents, and may require you to move out during the work in extreme cases. Rather than pulling out, it may be possible to agree a reduction in the purchase price to cover the cost of remedy. Speak to an expert, e.g. AIDA Pest Control, Sevenhills Cottage, Ingham, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1PL on 0128 472 8433, for more detail.

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