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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.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 18th Century farmstead. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers in Elmswell would like to own a home with character, such as a cottage. For traditionally-built Elmswell property, age, however, can concern buyers, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Elmswell's conservation areas. Mention this to your Elmswell surveyor for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Elmswell inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Elmswell surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and the effect may have with the building. The value of homes is typically higher as a result of them being preserved. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Elmswell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Haywards are based in 7-9 Tavern Street, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PJ might be able to help. Tel: 01449 613 631

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.



Traditionally built property

We are buying a 18th Century farmstead. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers in Elmswell would like to own a home with character, such as a cottage. For traditionally-built Elmswell property, age, however, can concern buyers, and Properties featuring traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Materials suitable for the work may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of a home in one of Elmswell's conservation areas. Mention this to your Elmswell surveyor for more information.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Elmswell inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Elmswell surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and the effect may have with the building. The value of homes is typically higher as a result of them being preserved. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Elmswell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Haywards are based in 7-9 Tavern Street, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PJ might be able to help. Tel: 01449 613 631

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