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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ham

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. stone homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Ham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will rain have on our new property?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on property in Ham is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers.

Signs that drainage systems are damaged include "gushing" gutters. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the property in Ham we plan to buy. Do we need a property surveyor?

Ham purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Ham property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will your Ham HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a sticking door in the drawing room or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Ham property's general condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Ham Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact will rain have on our new property?

As a frequent surveyor of property in the area, I find it strange that the effect which high levels of rainfall has on property in Ham is not given the attention it deserves by purchasers.

Signs that drainage systems are damaged include "gushing" gutters. This can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.



Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about insects in the property in Ham we plan to buy. Do we need a property surveyor?

Ham purchasers should know that is not a requirement that a seller report on an infestation. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, termites are still rare in the UK, but may be present in imported timber. They are capable of almost hollowing out beams before they are discovered and can therefore put the structural integrity of a home at serious risk. Remedies to insect infestation can include destruction of tainted materials. If you strongly suspect an issue with lice, or any pest, speak to your property surveyor

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Ham property and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Will your Ham HomeBuyer Report look into this, and what defects will be reported on?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including moisture changes in the soil. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Signs like a sticking door in the drawing room or cracked plaster can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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