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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Langham

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Langham

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Langham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Langham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Langham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Langham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Langham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Langham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Langham, does the HomeBuyer Report consider indications of flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding occurs. In addition, the house survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Langham lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Langham is at risk.

According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Langham.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1977-built property in Langham and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Langham Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. In general, homes in Langham are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a home close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Langham will consider structural defects linked to the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Harborough Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Langham and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Langham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, you should you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does offer a thorough analysis of the Langham property's state of repair and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Langham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are purchasing a residence in Langham, does the HomeBuyer Report consider indications of flooding damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding occurs. In addition, the house survey may make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a property in Langham lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the building surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Langham is at risk.



According to the Environment Agency, no recent flood warnings were found for Langham.

*Correct as of 04/01/13

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a 1977-built property in Langham and noticed cracks across the render on the outside walls. What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Langham Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage. In general, homes in Langham are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the external brickwork may indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Landfill site near home

What should we be wary of when purchasing a home close to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: non-hazardous rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health issues for example birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Langham will consider structural defects linked to the site. Your legal representative will commission environmental searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Harborough Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

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