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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Felixstowe

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Felixstowe

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Felixstowe) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Felixstowe

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Felixstowe and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Felixstowe property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Felixstowe property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Felixstowe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are planning to be acquiring an investment property in Felixstowe, IP12 for around the £110, 942 mark. What things does a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Felixstowe ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the length of lease to whether the property is overlooked. One method is to compare with values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £129, 042, which is £18, 100 more than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £191, 983. Rosemount, 11, Flat 8, Hamilton Gardens, Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP11 7ET a leasehold flat recently sold for £350, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Tudor house has deteriorated - what should we do?

Felixstowe converted property with brick walls can show signs of numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Haydock Steve at 12 Quebec Avenue, Blackpool, FY2 0NU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01253 350163.

Felixstowe home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence may be a concern impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Felixstowe and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Felixstowe property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Felixstowe property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Felixstowe Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

We are planning to be acquiring an investment property in Felixstowe, IP12 for around the £110, 942 mark. What things does a surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Felixstowe ?

There are a great number of factors that can impact on property values ranging from the length of lease to whether the property is overlooked. One method is to compare with values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties. The mean flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £129, 042, which is £18, 100 more than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £191, 983. Rosemount, 11, Flat 8, Hamilton Gardens, Felixstowe, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP11 7ET a leasehold flat recently sold for £350, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a formal property valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The brick chimney on this Tudor house has deteriorated - what should we do?

Felixstowe converted property with brick walls can show signs of numerous defects, such as crypto-florescence. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is sulphate attack. This results if a cement mortared-wall suffers a prolonged period of damp. It is effectively impossible to treat. Haydock Steve at 12 Quebec Avenue, Blackpool, FY2 0NU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01253 350163.

Felixstowe home purchasers may need to consider that a range of techniques are found in many homes built in this country, and as such, repairs may be more involved than they appear. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has mentioned subsidence may be a concern impacting the home. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes may suffer some degree of superficial cracks. The builder will likely return to a new home after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, either as a result of poor construction, materials or existing damage.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution.This is not always as costly as some buyers fear.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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