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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chantry

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chantry

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chantry) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for non standard e.g. timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chantry

    This is a professional valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chantry and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Chantry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chantry property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chantry House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing older property? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Chantry houses built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate gutters?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact wet conditions can have on a property is usually overlooked. As an example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the downspouts are at risk, and may lead to damp and mould. Whether buying in Chantry or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should look into if intending to buy a property in Chantry inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Chantry are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have on the building. Property values is usually significantly higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are expected advise whether the property is/might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Chantry Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building may be reported in the Chantry survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Harvey Son & Filby are based in 231 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8LF might be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01473 712962

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Chantry and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Chantry property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make significant alterations on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Chantry property's state of repair along with advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Chantry House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when purchasing older property? Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many purchasers hope to own a house with personality, like a Tudor home. A property's age, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Chantry houses built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period structure, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to investigate gutters?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the impact wet conditions can have on a property is usually overlooked. As an example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the downspouts are at risk, and may lead to damp and mould. Whether buying in Chantry or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I should look into if intending to buy a property in Chantry inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local authority. Surveyors in Chantry are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation they have on the building. Property values is usually significantly higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors are expected advise whether the property is/might be classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Chantry Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are carried out by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unapproved adjustments to the building may be reported in the Chantry survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Harvey Son & Filby are based in 231 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8LF might be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01473 712962

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