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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Halesworth

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Halesworth

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Halesworth) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Halesworth

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often 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 select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Halesworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Halesworth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Halesworth property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Halesworth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will your Halesworth House Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the garage floor, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Halesworth surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread

of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Halesworth that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Normally it is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Halesworth Building Surveys commonly discover defects e.g. when movement of the wall results in cracks. Other potential problems may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home surveyor look for flood damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major floods. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding begins. Flood water can enter a Halesworth property through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Halesworth property enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Halesworth property is at risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Halesworth and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same.

If the Halesworth property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give a thorough analysis of the Halesworth property's condition as well as advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Halesworth Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will your Halesworth House Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable small cracks in the garage floor, to complete structural failure. There is a real benefit in booking a Halesworth surveyor to carry out your House Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread



of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Chartered Surveyor look for on a smooth stucco regency house in Halesworth that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is just a form of render. Normally it is layered over underlying brick hardens to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly grand in appearance and is often found on Georgian homes. Stucco is often problematic and Halesworth Building Surveys commonly discover defects e.g. when movement of the wall results in cracks. Other potential problems may result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under supports carrying concrete roof tiles that have absorbed water. Resolving problems may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

We think this house is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our home surveyor look for flood damage?

Heavy rain, burst riverbanks and clogged drainage could all cause major floods. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. It is strongly recommended that precautions are taken, before flooding begins. Flood water can enter a Halesworth property through several routes, including loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect Halesworth property enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the Halesworth property is at risk.

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