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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kettering

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a home constructed from standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kettering

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kettering) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard property such as thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kettering

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Kettering and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kettering property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Kettering property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Kettering Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own. What does a chartered surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by Kettering surveyors. A large number of properties can often hide damage to the roof, including. From tie beams to decking, the whole roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Kettering roofing specialist can provide one. Contact A & T Roofing of 14 Ashton Grove, Wellingborough, NN8 5ZA on 01933 678323 for an estimate.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick maintenance tips - can a property surveyor in Kettering assist?

Brick Kettering apartments will experience distinct issues. This could be anything from sulphate expansion to moisture damage. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Teclo Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 14 Charlotte Rd, Wallasey, CH44 0DW or 0151-345 5108.

E.g. sailor bond or stretcher bond may be used in the construction of apartments in Kettering. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Kettering that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian houses. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Kettering surveyors sometimes detail defects e.g. trapped moisture leading to damp problems needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert speak to Jon Lawson Plastering, 109, Neale Avenue, Kettering, NN16 9HG Tel. 01536 410210

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Kettering and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kettering property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you comprehensive details of the Kettering property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Kettering Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Poor roof maintenance has created issues for us in a house we used to own. What does a chartered surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by Kettering surveyors. A large number of properties can often hide damage to the roof, including. From tie beams to decking, the whole roof should be investigated. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a poor asphalt covering.

The expense of replacing rotten rafters or soffits, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Kettering roofing specialist can provide one. Contact A & T Roofing of 14 Ashton Grove, Wellingborough, NN8 5ZA on 01933 678323 for an estimate.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick maintenance tips - can a property surveyor in Kettering assist?

Brick Kettering apartments will experience distinct issues. This could be anything from sulphate expansion to moisture damage. For example, thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks and may require immediate attention. Teclo Brickwork may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 14 Charlotte Rd, Wallasey, CH44 0DW or 0151-345 5108.

E.g. sailor bond or stretcher bond may be used in the construction of apartments in Kettering. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor look out for on a stucco rendered semi detached home in Kettering that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just a type of render. Typically it is layered over brick that dries to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is found on Georgian houses. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Kettering surveyors sometimes detail defects e.g. trapped moisture leading to damp problems needing repair.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include sulphate attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult as the skills are becoming harder to find.

For a local expert speak to Jon Lawson Plastering, 109, Neale Avenue, Kettering, NN16 9HG Tel. 01536 410210

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