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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Duston

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a home built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Duston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Duston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched roof or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Duston

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Duston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Duston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Duston property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Duston property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Duston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas related appliances such as chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas at all, , call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Northamptonshire based local companies include Martin Doherty of 286 Main Road, Duston, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07976610779 and Gary Grummett of 205, Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07973836547.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I am intending to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

During a Duston Home Buyers Survey a surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it appears that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a general check of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Duston. Is there any brick chimney repair advice we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed residential property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be subject to several common problems. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Teclo Brickwork at 14 Charlotte Rd, Wallasey, CH44 0DW should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0151-345 5108.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows, to the rare, such herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Duston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same.

If the Duston property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Duston property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Duston property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Duston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor go into detail on the state of repair of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the condition of the meter at the building, as well as gas related appliances such as chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings however, won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, if you have any worries about gas at all, , call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Northamptonshire based local companies include Martin Doherty of 286 Main Road, Duston, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07976610779 and Gary Grummett of 205, Weedon Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07973836547.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the building I am intending to buy it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

During a Duston Home Buyers Survey a surveyor should make a note on the electrics if it appears that they are in a hazardous state.

This will include a general check of open or exposed parts of the wiring or fusebox in addition to areas like examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of any visible wiring a sample of light fittings. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) recommend that a Periodic Inspection is carried out at least every 10 years (5 if letting out).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Duston. Is there any brick chimney repair advice we should be aware of??

Brick-constructed residential property do benefit from many advantages. However, they can also be subject to several common problems. An especially severe issue is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Teclo Brickwork at 14 Charlotte Rd, Wallasey, CH44 0DW should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 0151-345 5108.

Styles of brickwork can range from the relatively common, like common bond, which is made up of stretchers (long faced bricks) with headers (the short face of the brick) every 6 courses or rows, to the rare, such herringbone bond, which has a distinctive L-shaped pattern. If the surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

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