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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lakenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lakenham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Lakenham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option for unconventional such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lakenham

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lakenham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Lakenham property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lakenham property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Lakenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into if buying a period property in Lakenham inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local issues and the effect may have with the home. House prices will be enhanced as a result of conservation areas being in their original state.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Lakenham survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Clapham and Collinge are a local firm situated at St. Catherines House, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3GA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01603 693 500

Substandard guttering

In a Lakenham HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

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 house buyers in Lakenham deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Lakenham house 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 house buyers in Lakenham. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Undersized roof drains is an example of this.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Lakenham homes built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a property was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, cracks along the garage wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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 book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Lakenham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works on the Lakenham property, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Lakenham property's state of repair as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Lakenham Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns we should look into if buying a period property in Lakenham inside a conservation area ?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local issues and the effect may have with the home. House prices will be enhanced as a result of conservation areas being in their original state.

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise whether the building might be within a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal representation. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the Lakenham survey but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor. Clapham and Collinge are a local firm situated at St. Catherines House, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3GA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01603 693 500



Substandard guttering

In a Lakenham HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

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 house buyers in Lakenham deciding whether or not to purchase a house or flat. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of the impact on the property individual defects may have. Red, or condition rating three, indicates particularly concerning issues. These can include dangers such as the suspected presence of asbestos, or extensive structural damage. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Lakenham house 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 house buyers in Lakenham. As a result, some sections are omitted where they do not apply to the surveyed property.

They are visually inspected. E3 does not cover internal parts of the water system, such as blocked drains below ground. Undersized roof drains is an example of this.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Lakenham homes built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Property Survey to include, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Whether a property was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as insect infestation or rising damp can create problems for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including uneven soil compaction. Drought, for instance, can have a obvious effect on clay soil, compromising the property's structural integrity and potentially leading to very noticeable effects within the property. For example, cracks along the garage wall may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property. 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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