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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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What Home Survey is the right choice for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cranfield

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cranfield

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Cranfield) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for unconventional such as wood frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cranfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cranfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cranfield property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cranfield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we should be wary of if purchasing a home in Cranfield inside a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have with the property. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property is possibly within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Cranfield Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic extensions to the property should be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Palmers are based in 179 High Street, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, MK43 0JB will be prepared to help. Tel: 01234 750059

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cranfield subsidence might be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Most homes in Cranfield are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this house is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey investigate water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both property buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the survey report may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Cranfield and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Cranfield property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Cranfield property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Cranfield House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any issues we should be wary of if purchasing a home in Cranfield inside a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have with the property. Property values is, more often than not, significantly higher as a result of conservation areas being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property is possibly within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers



of your Cranfield Homebuyer Report will recommend additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your solicitor. Unsympathetic extensions to the property should be noted but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Palmers are based in 179 High Street, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, MK43 0JB will be prepared to help. Tel: 01234 750059

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Cranfield subsidence might be a concern. Is this a severe risk, and what subsidence issues does the Chartered Surveyor report on?

Movement of the foundations of a building is called subsidence. Most homes in Cranfield are constructed from a range of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Superficial cracks not caused by subsidence can be repaired with filler and repainted. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this house is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home buyers survey investigate water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause floods, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both property buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. In addition, the survey report may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. raised door thresholds. Also included on Environment Agency's flood risk alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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