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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ipswich

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ipswich

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ipswich) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ipswich

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Ipswich and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ipswich property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ipswich property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Ipswich Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our building survey investigate any flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.

Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Clogged downspouts is an example.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building proximate to Blood Hill Pit near Somersham Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous refuse. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Ipswich. Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Ipswich surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Ipswich Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Ipswich and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Ipswich property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does give a thorough analysis of the Ipswich property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Ipswich Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our building survey investigate any flood damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: The Times), and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a house lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the estate agent, but this information may not be accurate.



Substandard guttering

On the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' include?

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, unlike some more complex survey reports. Red, amber and green ratings give buyers indicate to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific home being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. The structured format for the HomeBuyer Report is intended to produce a useful and comprehensive survey for any buyers. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property. The rainwater goods are inspected by eye, where access is possible. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Clogged downspouts is an example.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building proximate to Blood Hill Pit near Somersham Road and landfill sites generally

Landfill Sites take many forms e.g. hazardous refuse. There are 1, 000's of sites affect many thousands of people in England and Wales including Ipswich. Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Health concerns such as cancer have been associated with landfill sites .

Ipswich surveyors will consider any structural defects linked to the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing and environmental searches of the Landmark database as well as Ipswich Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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