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  Homebuyer Report
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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Clacton On Sea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Clacton On Sea

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Clacton On Sea) is also carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Clacton On Sea

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Clacton On Sea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Clacton On Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Clacton On Sea property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Clacton On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in an extended period detached home in Clacton On Sea, is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. This is the best choice when planning to buy an unusual house like an older Clacton On Sea house. The formal report summarises full and notable insight concerning the buildings condition on top of any defects, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. Check out the differences between HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys - click surveys compared.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence could be a problem impacting the flat. What subsidence information does the Clacton On Sea HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of if buying a property near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues like spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Clacton On Sea will find any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Tendring Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Clacton On Sea and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Clacton On Sea property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will give exhaustive analysis of the Clacton On Sea property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get a Clacton On Sea Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

If investing in an extended period detached home in Clacton On Sea, is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. This is the best choice when planning to buy an unusual house like an older Clacton On Sea house. The formal report summarises full and notable insight concerning the buildings condition on top of any defects, following a thorough inspection of the accessible areas of the house. Check out the differences between HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys - click surveys compared.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence could be a problem impacting the flat. What subsidence information does the Clacton On Sea HomeBuyer Report include?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will rot. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of if buying a property near to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous refuse disposal. Of course nobody really wants to live near one (most people do live near one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Potential health issues like spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Clacton On Sea will find any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Tendring Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

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