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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Higham Ferrers

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Higham Ferrers

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Higham Ferrers) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Higham Ferrers

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers 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 on a property in Higham Ferrers and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Higham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Higham Ferrers property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Higham Ferrers Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about insects affecting some homes. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This danger should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to vermin can include use of insecticides.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Higham Ferrers home survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

House Prices

There is a flat in NN10 on for £99, 425. What factors will qualified surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Higham Ferrers ?

Any number of issues which could affect house prices for instance the amount of ground rent payable or whether there is any subsidence. One method is to put side by side values achieved in Higham Ferrers at the same time for comparable properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £97, 125, which is £2, 300 less than the amount the vendor is asking for and the flat/house average was £187, 096. South Building, 25, Borough Shoe Factory 6, Warmonds Hill, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN10 8PQ sold for £120, 000 .

The best way to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will go to the home in addition to allowing for the multiple things that might affect property values.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Higham Ferrers and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Higham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Higham Ferrers property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Higham Ferrers Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about insects affecting some homes. Should we get a chartered surveyor?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. This danger should be taken seriously. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to vermin can include use of insecticides.



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there is a concern of asbestos boilers present in property. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials for example wall panelling. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent resistance to chemical damage qualities and it may be found in toilet cistern. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos and expert advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Higham Ferrers home survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

House Prices

There is a flat in NN10 on for £99, 425. What factors will qualified surveyor take into account when valuing house prices in Higham Ferrers ?

Any number of issues which could affect house prices for instance the amount of ground rent payable or whether there is any subsidence. One method is to put side by side values achieved in Higham Ferrers at the same time for comparable properties. The average flat price registered at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £97, 125, which is £2, 300 less than the amount the vendor is asking for and the flat/house average was £187, 096. South Building, 25, Borough Shoe Factory 6, Warmonds Hill, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN10 8PQ sold for £120, 000 .

The best way to get a formal home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default. Your surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

A professional RICS chartered surveyor will go to the home in addition to allowing for the multiple things that might affect property values.

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