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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elmswell

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elmswell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Elmswell) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elmswell

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Elmswell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Elmswell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, 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 major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmswell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Elmswell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that the had been a problem with deteriorated flashing. What will our Elmswell property surveyor look for?

Residential property in Elmswell in otherwise fine condition will suffer damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the ceiling joists. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder in Elmswell can provide one.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Elmswell property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

House Prices

I am going to buy a detached house in IP31. It is on the market for £249, 307. What will a Elmswell qualified RICS surveyor evaluate in the process of a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices ranging from the amount of service charges payable to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It often helps to look at values achieved in Elmswell at the same time for similar properties.

The means house prices paid between July and October in 2012 was £247, 407, which is £1, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £243, 734. 2, The Post Mill, Norton, Bury St Edmunds, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31 3NY a detached house sold for £613, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Elmswell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Elmswell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, 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 major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmswell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Elmswell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller said that the had been a problem with deteriorated flashing. What will our Elmswell property surveyor look for?

Residential property in Elmswell in otherwise fine condition will suffer damage to the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the clay tiles to the ceiling joists. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of badly installed felting.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder in Elmswell can provide one.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Elmswell property and am quite worried that there is a danger of subsidence. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific problems include consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable separation of the skirting board from the floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Isolated patches of sodden soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

House Prices

I am going to buy a detached house in IP31. It is on the market for £249, 307. What will a Elmswell qualified RICS surveyor evaluate in the process of a professional valuation ?

There are a great number of factors which could positively or negatively affect house prices ranging from the amount of service charges payable to the property's proximity to a conservation area. It often helps to look at values achieved in Elmswell at the same time for similar properties.

The means house prices paid between July and October in 2012 was £247, 407, which is £1, 900 less than the price you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £243, 734. 2, The Post Mill, Norton, Bury St Edmunds, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31 3NY a detached house sold for £613, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. Your surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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