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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kingsthorpe

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kingsthorpe

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Kingsthorpe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kingsthorpe

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kingsthorpe and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kingsthorpe 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 are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kingsthorpe property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Kingsthorpe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Kingsthorpe include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To properly appraise the property's value the valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Kingsthorpe market and other considerations about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your Kingsthorpe surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. A builder should return to a new house after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances like associated asbestos. External fittings won't however be removed. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

Northamptonshire based local companies include Claret Plumbing & Heating of 109 Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07984211221 and F C Nelson of 90, Greenview Drive, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07932665242.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Kingsthorpe and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Kingsthorpe 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 are thinking about whether to carry out alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Kingsthorpe property's condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Kingsthorpe Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in Kingsthorpe include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing permanent outbuildings) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost. To properly appraise the property's value the valuer will take into account in depth understanding of the Kingsthorpe market and other considerations about the property e.g. number of bedrooms Your Kingsthorpe surveyor will also consider construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. it is connected to mains services.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.



Further area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like flightpaths, also being considered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but dining room floor dips noticeably, is this subsidence? What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a house is called subsidence. However, there is a difference between settlement and subsidence. A builder should return to a new house after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the bricks or render outside the property, or noticeable widening cracks which have remained stable for some time, may indicate subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include rippling wallpaper that isn't caused by dampness.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor inspect the state of repair of the gas flues?

A local surveyor will visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas connected appliances like associated asbestos. External fittings won't however be removed. The gas system won't be tested in any way. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas of any type, contact a gas safe engineer.

Northamptonshire based local companies include Claret Plumbing & Heating of 109 Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07984211221 and F C Nelson of 90, Greenview Drive, Northampton, Northamptonshire Tel. 07932665242.

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