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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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What property survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Empingham

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a home made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Empingham

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Empingham) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this option for unconventional such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Empingham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Empingham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Empingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Empingham property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Empingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Empingham home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Empingham property will contain a surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To ascertain the market value your chartered surveyor will pair knowledge of Empingham and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Empingham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions like it is connected to mains services. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Empingham conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey does not 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.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency home in Empingham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian properties for example. it can be problematic and Empingham surveyors frequently report defects such as lateral cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues might be when dampness gets in beneath DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Empingham, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be difficult to arrange?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Homes throughout Empingham could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar ties, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Empingham and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Empingham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give comprehensive details of the Empingham property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Empingham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Empingham home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall)

A Homebuyer Report on a Empingham property will contain a surveyor valuation and also a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To ascertain the market value your chartered surveyor will pair knowledge of Empingham and other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres Your Empingham surveyor will also consider style of architecture and will make certain other assumptions like it is connected to mains services. Surveyors ignore things like sales incentives.

Further Empingham conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to environmental concerns like flightpaths, which are also considered as part of the valuation.



A Building Survey does not 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.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated regency home in Empingham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a specific type of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco is highly attractive and is was often applied to Georgian properties for example. it can be problematic and Empingham surveyors frequently report defects such as lateral cracking that describes the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues might be when dampness gets in beneath DPCs which causes the render detaching. Re-coating problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Empingham, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. Will access to the attic be difficult to arrange?

This is frequently addressed by house surveyors. Homes throughout Empingham could feature difficulties with the roof, for example, dry rot. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the collar ties, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

Roof repairs can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

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