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Valuation
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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Corby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Corby

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Corby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Corby

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Corby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Corby property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Corby Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we would need to verify when purchasing a house in Corby inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and the connection they have with the property. The value of homes tends to be greater because of conservation areas being in their original state.

RICS surveyors are expected advise you whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by your

conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer. Friday Legal Solicitors Llp are a local firm situated at Oak House, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 9NF will be able help you with further information. Tel: 01536 218 888

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Corby, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Corby buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Corby home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Corby?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However heavy rain and the effect it can have on your property are ignored by property buyers. If you have only visited the property in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Corby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Corby property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Corby Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any factors we would need to verify when purchasing a house in Corby inside a conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 of conservation areas throughout England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local council.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess relevant knowledge of local factors and the connection they have with the property. The value of homes tends to be greater because of conservation areas being in their original state.

RICS surveyors are expected advise you whether the location looks to be classified as such and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted by your



conveyancer. Unauthorised modifications that do not have Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer. Friday Legal Solicitors Llp are a local firm situated at Oak House, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 9NF will be able help you with further information. Tel: 01536 218 888

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Corby, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Will the Building Survey consider this?

Negative effects that clay soil can have on a structure can create long-term problems for Corby buyers. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Corby home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. During the HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey, the effect that the soil make up could have on the home will be considered. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Corby?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However heavy rain and the effect it can have on your property are ignored by property buyers. If you have only visited the property in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

In most cases, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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