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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Lavenham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to purchase a property built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Lavenham

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Lavenham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Lavenham

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Lavenham and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Lavenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Lavenham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Lavenham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your Lavenham surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Lavenham survey and should suggest further investigation.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the vendor has confirmed that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in Lavenham. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Lavenham should be able to supply local stone.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency house in Lavenham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Typically stucco is layered over red brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Lavenham Homebuyer Reports frequently show issues for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues might be when dampness beneath sills which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Lavenham and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Lavenham property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, it would be better that you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Lavenham property's state of repair and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Lavenham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials including boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic fire retarding qualities and it may be found in boiler cupboard. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and can lead to lung cancer or asbestosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered on no account to disturb the asbestos and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos during the survey. Your Lavenham surveyor should note potential asbestos during the Lavenham survey and should suggest further investigation.



Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a property and the vendor has confirmed that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of buildings in Lavenham. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, exposure to the elements (especially in areas of higher pollution) will cause many limestones to rapidly degrade. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Lavenham should be able to supply local stone.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor look out for on a stucco coated regency house in Lavenham that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is a type of render. Typically stucco is layered over red brick to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is very appealing and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. it can be prone to defect and Lavenham Homebuyer Reports frequently show issues for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the lines of mortar in the brickwork. Other issues might be when dampness beneath sills which causes large areas of detachment. Re-coating problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are getting rarer.

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