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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kempston

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kempston

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kempston) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for non standard e.g. cellared homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kempston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kempston and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Kempston property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kempston property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kempston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic refuse disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database and Bedford Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Defective door frame

For the Kempston HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Kempston deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

For a Kempston property, one issue is dark paint on metal exposed to sunlight (which can cause the metal to warp). External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Generally, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Kempston report on it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Kempston and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Kempston property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Kempston property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Kempston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when buying a property next to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: domestic refuse disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (most people do live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include chemicals like dioxins .

Surveyors will consider structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will conduct conveyancing searches of the Environmental Agency database and Bedford Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



Defective door frame

For the Kempston HomeBuyer Report, what will 'E6' include?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for buyers in Kempston deciding whether or not to purchase a home. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the seriousness of any issues included in the survey.

For a Kempston property, one issue is dark paint on metal exposed to sunlight (which can cause the metal to warp). External doors are checked, but will not force open any without keys. Generally, the thresholds of doorways are also surveyed, checking that access is level, water is excluded from leaking into the property, etc.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there may be a danger of asbestos wallpaper present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos, are there any health risks and will the building survey in Kempston report on it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has a range of useful characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful not to displace it. Professional advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. They will mention possible asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

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