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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fenstanton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fenstanton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fenstanton) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fenstanton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Fenstanton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Fenstanton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Fenstanton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fenstanton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Fenstanton, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

Fenstanton houses in good condition can still be subject to issues with the roof. From the slates to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Fenstanton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Fenstanton surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive

to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in Fenstanton a quote for any suggested work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Fenstanton? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on property is not given the attention it deserves. If you have visited the house on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include damp stains around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Tudor house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick properties in Fenstanton will show signs of a number of issues, including weathering and thermal movement. Your chartered surveyor will mention these, with repair advice also supplied.

A defect often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Britton Alexander A of 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH on 01454 317754.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. Consider renegotiating the price of the Fenstanton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Fenstanton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Fenstanton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Fenstanton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fenstanton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a property in Fenstanton, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. What aspects of the loft will be checked?

Fenstanton houses in good condition can still be subject to issues with the roof. From the slates to the collar beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Fenstanton, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the Fenstanton surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like insulating the attic, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive



to treat when repairs do take place. Prior to exchange, it may be worth sourcing from a roofing contractor in Fenstanton a quote for any suggested work.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Fenstanton? Could damaged drainage lower the property value?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact wet weather can have on property is not given the attention it deserves. If you have visited the house on a dry day, issues may have been hidden. Signs that rainwater goods are blocked include damp stains around drainage, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Tudor house might need repairs. What are the possible consequences?

Brick properties in Fenstanton will show signs of a number of issues, including weathering and thermal movement. Your chartered surveyor will mention these, with repair advice also supplied.

A defect often found is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Britton Alexander A of 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH on 01454 317754.

Examples of decorative or unusual usage of brick include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. Consider renegotiating the price of the Fenstanton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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