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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lakenheath

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property built from standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lakenheath

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Lakenheath) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as timber frame or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lakenheath

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lakenheath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenheath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lakenheath property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Lakenheath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1969-built apartment in Lakenheath and spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Lakenheath HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal

of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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.

House Prices

Is £166, 037 a reasonable amount to pay for a detached property close to good transport links in IP27 for and what will the surveyor evaluate in the process of a property valuation report ?

A myriad of factors exist which could have a bearing on property values e.g. the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or whether the property is overlooked. It often helps to compare with prices achieved in Lakenheath at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £144, 737, which is £21, 300 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats combined was £141, 369. 20A, High Street, Lakenheath, Brandon, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP27 9JS a detached home sold for £88, 750 .

The only way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Lakenheath which includes a formal valuation as standard.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey consider signs of flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Lakenheath and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Lakenheath and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Lakenheath property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Lakenheath property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Lakenheath Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1969-built apartment in Lakenheath and spotted that the kitchen floor was uneven. What subsidence information does the Lakenheath HomeBuyer Report include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. Less common than subsidence, but potentially as destructive, heave occurs where the ground level moves upwards.

In areas where clay soil is common, a long period of dry weather will cause the moisture level of the soil to fall. This dries out, causing the clay to contract, pulling on the homes foundations and causing movement. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal



of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Oak and elm trees must be located well away from the property, at least 30m. 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.

House Prices

Is £166, 037 a reasonable amount to pay for a detached property close to good transport links in IP27 for and what will the surveyor evaluate in the process of a property valuation report ?

A myriad of factors exist which could have a bearing on property values e.g. the likelihood of getting planning permission to extend or whether the property is overlooked. It often helps to compare with prices achieved in Lakenheath at the same time for similar properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £144, 737, which is £21, 300 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats combined was £141, 369. 20A, High Street, Lakenheath, Brandon, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP27 9JS a detached home sold for £88, 750 .

The only way to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Lakenheath which includes a formal valuation as standard.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the building survey consider signs of flooding?

The impact of flooding, both in the region of Lakenheath and nationwide, is a serious concern for home owners, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for properties in flood-risk areas. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a house through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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