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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Histon

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Histon

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Histon) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Histon

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Histon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Histon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Histon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Histon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the house I am possibly going to lease it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Histon survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Histon Home Survey the home surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a by sight inspection of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like checking any external or remote installations such as water features.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Histon. Examining the documents

from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Histon residence needs work - what should we do?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also show signs of both minor and serious issues, from inadequate damp-proofing to defective mortar. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call C & C Builders, 23 Coronation Av, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6DG on 01536 713475 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Histon should consider that a good selection of methods and styles have been used across the country for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Histon? Will the Building Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. In Histon's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a hard-to-open drawing room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Histon surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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 get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Histon and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Histon property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension on the property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Histon property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Histon House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the house I am possibly going to lease it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board ; does Histon survey go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Histon Home Survey the home surveyor will typically report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe condition. This should include a by sight inspection of the superficial areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of issues like checking any external or remote installations such as water features.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey in Histon. Examining the documents



from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Fletton brick on this Histon residence needs work - what should we do?

Brick-constructed houses feature several advantages. However, they can also show signs of both minor and serious issues, from inadequate damp-proofing to defective mortar. For instance, extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork and should be taken very seriously. A local builder should be able to assist. Call C & C Builders, 23 Coronation Av, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6DG on 01536 713475 for a quote for repair work.

Buyers in Histon should consider that a good selection of methods and styles have been used across the country for centuries. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Is clay soil an issue in Histon? Will the Building Survey consider this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content. In Histon's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. Signs like a hard-to-open drawing room door can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Histon surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. 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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