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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Which property survey is right for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Caddington

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Caddington

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Caddington) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Caddington

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Caddington and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Caddington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Caddington property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Caddington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s property with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Caddington should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Caddington homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Caddington, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the dining room. How do we investigate further?

Property purchasers in Caddington should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Signs may not be obvious, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include removal of infected furniture. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should heavy rainfall have on our new Caddington building? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on houses is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include damp stains around drainage, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. Whether buying in Caddington or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Caddington and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same survey.

If the Caddington property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Caddington property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Caddington Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1810s property with stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Purchasers in Caddington should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to Caddington homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for the framing of windows or doors. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.



Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Caddington, and think we saw signs of an infestation in the dining room. How do we investigate further?

Property purchasers in Caddington should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. Signs may not be obvious, for example, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include removal of infected furniture. The RICS surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should heavy rainfall have on our new Caddington building? And could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the impact wet conditions can have on houses is usually overlooked. If you have only visited the home in warm weather, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that drainage systems are blocked include damp stains around drainage, and may lead to rotten roof timbers. Whether buying in Caddington or elsewhere, difficult drainage systems do not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve.

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