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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hadleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hadleigh

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hadleigh) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hadleigh

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hadleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hadleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hadleigh property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Hadleigh House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) period home in Hadleigh that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very attractive and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement) to work with. It can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Hadleigh sometimes reveal any number of problems for example trapped water resulting in internal damp problems requiring costly repairs

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I am intending to purchase, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Hadleigh Building Survey the home surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a by sight check of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical check need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rainfall have on a house in Hadleigh, and does our Hadleigh building survey mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Hadleigh and across the country, but this issue is rarely considered properly by property buyers. Signs that drainage systems are under performing include spalling masonry. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hadleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hadleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hadleigh property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Hadleigh House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor look for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) period home in Hadleigh that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a sort of flat finish render. Normally stucco render is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth stone like surface. The effect is very attractive and is was often applied to Georgian houses. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement) to work with. It can contain lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors in Hadleigh sometimes reveal any number of problems for example trapped water resulting in internal damp problems requiring costly repairs



Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the render has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-applying problems can be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming rarer.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited a sixties house I am intending to purchase, it looked like there is an unsafe electrical system, does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Hadleigh Building Survey the home surveyor will usually mention the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This will include a by sight check of open or exposed parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documents from the most recent PIR conducted by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise an electrical check need be completed every ten years (5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may rainfall have on a house in Hadleigh, and does our Hadleigh building survey mention it?

Regular rainfall is common in Hadleigh and across the country, but this issue is rarely considered properly by property buyers. Signs that drainage systems are under performing include spalling masonry. Blocked rainwater goods can result in penetrating damp.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. If left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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