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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Desborough

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Desborough

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Desborough) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Desborough

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Desborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Desborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Desborough property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Desborough property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Desborough Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Desborough, does the surveyor check for flood damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Desborough property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the seller if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't see the reason to get the full structural survey when considering a converted end of terrace home in Desborough over a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit now often (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys, these comprehensive surveys are now entitled RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is enough for a 60 year old or less Desborough house assembled from typical construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the correct selection for the house mentioned. Following a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas, a formal report will be sent to you setting out comprehensive and critical information in relation to the condition of the house. Bear in mind that certain limitations are integral with any survey insofar as a qualified RICS surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the property of comment on efficiency of gas installations.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Desborough Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

Desborough Homebuyer Reports a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the valuation the surveyor will factor in experience of property in Desborough and other factors about the property for instance: general condition Your Desborough surveyor will also consider materials used and will use other assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any problematic legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Desborough industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Desborough and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Desborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Desborough property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Desborough property's state of repair along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Desborough Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a property in Desborough, does the surveyor check for flood damage?

Contrary to popular opinion, the distance a Desborough property is from the nearest river or coast is not the only measure of flood risk, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect property enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the seller if the property has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.



Building Surveys on houses

I don't see the reason to get the full structural survey when considering a converted end of terrace home in Desborough over a HomeBuyer Report?

Albeit now often (incorrectly) referred to as Full Structural Surveys, these comprehensive surveys are now entitled RICS Building Survey A HomeBuyer Report is enough for a 60 year old or less Desborough house assembled from typical construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is definitely the correct selection for the house mentioned. Following a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas, a formal report will be sent to you setting out comprehensive and critical information in relation to the condition of the house. Bear in mind that certain limitations are integral with any survey insofar as a qualified RICS surveyor cannot force or open up the fabric of the property of comment on efficiency of gas installations.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Desborough Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it calculated?

Desborough Homebuyer Reports a valuation and also a reinstatement cost. In order to determine the valuation the surveyor will factor in experience of property in Desborough and other factors about the property for instance: general condition Your Desborough surveyor will also consider materials used and will use other assumptions like the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor relies on standard assumptions that there aren't any problematic legal problems such as consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Such concerns will be clarified by your solicitor.

Additional local area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local Desborough industrial considerations, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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