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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 Home Survey should I select for my planned property purchase in Earls Barton?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Earls Barton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Earls Barton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Earls Barton) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Earls Barton

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Earls Barton and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Earls Barton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Earls Barton property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Earls Barton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials including water tanks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will offer advice.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a property we are interested to move into it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Earls Barton Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. Your surveyor is expected to potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey in Earls Barton.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to look into if buying a building in Earls Barton near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property and its value. Property Prices will likely be significantly higher due to them retaining their original character. However many areas have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and Section I of a Earls Barton Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Unapproved adjustments to the property should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Earls Barton and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Earls Barton property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Earls Barton property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Earls Barton House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned that there could be powdery asbestos wallpaper in the house. What is asbestos and is there a danger?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Some types are found in the building materials including water tanks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in sprayed on coatings. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice must be taken ASAP.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. However, surveyors will mention the risk of asbestos and will offer advice.



Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a property we are interested to move into it appeared that there is evidence of an overload of the fuses; will a surveyor report on the wiring and electrical system?

When performing a Earls Barton Home Buyers Survey the RICS surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state. Your surveyor is expected to potential areas for concern such as verifying the state of repair of any fitted appliances like electric showers. Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey in Earls Barton.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we would be advised to look into if buying a building in Earls Barton near a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

A Building Surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any bearing they have on the property and its value. Property Prices will likely be significantly higher due to them retaining their original character. However many areas have fallen into shoddy condition e.g. increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

RICS surveyors are trained to inform you if the home is or might be classified as such and Section I of a Earls Barton Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised by your legal adviser. Unapproved adjustments to the property should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your lawyer.

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