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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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Which Home Survey should I choose for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Heckington

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Heckington

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Heckington) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard property such as wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Heckington

    This is a professional valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Heckington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Heckington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Heckington property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Heckington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence might be a concern impacting the apartment. What subsidence information does the Heckington house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the road. What advice should we get?

Pests like cluster flies may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Heckington. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. If you believe cluster flies, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

On a Heckington HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. Rotten soffits or fascias, for example, would be reported here. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Heckington and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Heckington property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Heckington property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Heckington Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder mentioned subsidence might be a concern impacting the apartment. What subsidence information does the Heckington house survey include?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new house after six months to make good any settlement cracks.

Subsidence results from a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by plant life. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. 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. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A next-door neighbour warned us about pests on the road. What advice should we get?

Pests like cluster flies may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Heckington. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, cockroaches hide during the day, in light-fittings, beneath cracks in floor tiles or behind appliances. You may not spot them until moving in. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include use of poison. If you believe cluster flies, or any pest, may be present, request that your home surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Deteriorated timber

On a Heckington HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements will be investigated. Rotten soffits or fascias, for example, would be reported here. A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert.

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