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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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What property survey is the right choice for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Shelford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Shelford

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Great Shelford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Shelford

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Shelford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Great Shelford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Great Shelford property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Shelford property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Shelford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence may be a concern impacting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these

may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Great Shelford surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Great Shelford RICS surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Cambridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to be aware of when buying an extended house in Great Shelford near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection they have on the building and its value. House prices will probably be enhanced as a result of them resisting change. However many are falling into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the property looks to be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Great Shelford Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Dixon Phillips Ltd are a local firm situated at 22 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1JP should be happy to advise. Tel: 01223 352007

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Shelford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Great Shelford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any alterations on the Great Shelford property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Shelford property's state of repair as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Great Shelford Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller has said subsidence may be a concern impacting the flat. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence issues will the Home Buyers Survey inspect?

Subsidence is movement in a building's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Less common than subsidence, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, if it has not rained for some time, the water level underground will drop. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, putting pressure on the structure and which causes subsidence. Inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these



may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Great Shelford surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste for example: non-hazardous waste material disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (most people do live near one). Worries include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane. Health issues like congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Great Shelford RICS surveyors will examine structural defects linked to the landfill. Your solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database and Cambridge Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Are there any things we would be advised to be aware of when buying an extended house in Great Shelford near a conservation area?

There are many thousands of conservation areas in the UK which are overseen by the local council.

A Building Surveyors need to have relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and any connection they have on the building and its value. House prices will probably be enhanced as a result of them resisting change. However many are falling into a state for example - ugly satellite dishes

Surveyors are trained to inform you if the property looks to be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Great Shelford Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are raised as part of the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser. Dixon Phillips Ltd are a local firm situated at 22 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1JP should be happy to advise. Tel: 01223 352007

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