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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 potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Glenfield

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Glenfield

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Glenfield) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey for unconventional e.g. cellared or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Glenfield

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glenfield and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Glenfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Glenfield property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Glenfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Glenfield.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and was found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster and mortar in its constituency. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Glenfield sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.

Conservation area

Are there any factors I need to look into if planning to buy a period property in Glenfield near a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Glenfield surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any connection they have with the property. Values is, more often than not, enhanced which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

RICS surveyors will note whether the property is or might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Glenfield Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Unconsented adjustments to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Glenfield and are looking for a 40s residence constructed with Sussex bond brick. What directions can the surveyor offer?

Brick-built converted property demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience distinct issues, from frost damaged pointing to crumbling mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. An issue of particular concern is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Pedge Steve at 5a Brick Kiln La, Great Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4EU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01206 273770.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Glenfield and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Glenfield property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Glenfield property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Glenfield House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Glenfield.

Stucco is in fact a smooth and flat render. Usually it is applied to brick that sets to a smooth flat finish. The finish is highly aesthetic and was found on Victorian and Regency properties. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster and mortar in its constituency. it can be prone to defect and Surveyors in Glenfield sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems such as when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated prone to damage from frost. Other issues may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under concrete slate roofs. Fixing Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as renderers are getting harder to find.



Conservation area

Are there any factors I need to look into if planning to buy a period property in Glenfield near a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Glenfield surveyors must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any connection they have with the property. Values is, more often than not, enhanced which is down to conservation areas being in good order. However many of them are falling into have been neglected and are in disrepair e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

RICS surveyors will note whether the property is or might be so designated and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Glenfield Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are raised during the legal process. Unconsented adjustments to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Glenfield and are looking for a 40s residence constructed with Sussex bond brick. What directions can the surveyor offer?

Brick-built converted property demonstrate several benefits, but they will also experience distinct issues, from frost damaged pointing to crumbling mortar. These issues will be mentioned in the report, with solutions or likely results if they are not resolved. An issue of particular concern is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Pedge Steve at 5a Brick Kiln La, Great Horkesley, Colchester, CO6 4EU should give an estimate for any work. Call them on 01206 273770.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include the use of 'clicker' or misfired brick. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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