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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Feltwell

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Feltwell

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Feltwell) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Feltwell

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Feltwell and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Feltwell property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Feltwell property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Feltwell Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we want to acquire we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Feltwell survey advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Feltwell Building Survey the surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in a dangerous condition. Your surveyor should also report back on concerns such as whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

Deteriorated timber

For the Feltwell HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Clay tile vents which are missing or ineffective would be reported here, for example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Feltwell may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Feltwell and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Feltwell property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Feltwell property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Feltwell Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we were shown the period property we want to acquire we noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Feltwell survey advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Feltwell Building Survey the surveyor will make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in a dangerous condition. Your surveyor should also report back on concerns such as whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Looking at any documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the survey. Verifying the location of the documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.



Deteriorated timber

For the Feltwell HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point. In contrast to more serious, 'red' rated, defects, these issues do not require immediate attention. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific house being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. If a house does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. The type and condition of such components are reported on. Clay tile vents which are missing or ineffective would be reported here, for example.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have been told that subsidence in Feltwell may be a problem. How could this affect the property, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. In some older homes cracks appear in the Summer that close up in the Winter when the materials absorb water.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. Collapsed water pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This may be referred to as groundwater subsidence. In serious weather conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

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