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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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What Survey do I need for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kesgrave

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kesgrave

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Kesgrave) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey for unconventional such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kesgrave

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Kesgrave and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Kesgrave property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Kesgrave property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kesgrave House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I want to acquire a property in IP5 for an asking price of £123, 700. What will the surveyor allow for on a valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices ranging from the length of lease to whether the garden is overlooked. As an indicator, one can try to look at values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £121, 800, which is £1, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £201, 282. 20, Walker Chase, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP5 2DF recently sold for £95, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the justification to choose a full structural survey when considering a derelict mid terrace home in Kesgrave as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and has been replaced by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Kesgrave home such as a property in poor condition house, it is now the most appropriate survey. The written report will provide full and often serious advice concerning the property's standard of construction and repair in addition to any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Out buildings and boundary walls should be surveyed as part of the process.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will a Kesgrave House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Kesgrave and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Kesgrave property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Kesgrave property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Kesgrave House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I want to acquire a property in IP5 for an asking price of £123, 700. What will the surveyor allow for on a valuation ?

There are a great number of factors that might affect house prices ranging from the length of lease to whether the garden is overlooked. As an indicator, one can try to look at values recorded in the same area for similar flats. The average flat price paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £121, 800, which is £1, 900 less than the asking price. The house/flat average was £201, 282. 20, Walker Chase, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP5 2DF recently sold for £95, 000 .

The most reliable way to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).



Building Surveys on houses

I don't get the justification to choose a full structural survey when considering a derelict mid terrace home in Kesgrave as an alternative to a HomeBuyer Report?

Commonly called the Full Structural Survey, this survey is no longer available and has been replaced by RICS and the right term is now the Building Survey. If you are buying an unconventional Kesgrave home such as a property in poor condition house, it is now the most appropriate survey. The written report will provide full and often serious advice concerning the property's standard of construction and repair in addition to any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building. Out buildings and boundary walls should be surveyed as part of the process.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Will a Kesgrave House Survey look into this?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like after flooding or heavy rain, checking for standing water around the building. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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