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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the right choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leiston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leiston

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Leiston) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leiston

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Leiston and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Leiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Leiston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Leiston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Leiston, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Leiston house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Quite a common example is too few downspouts. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

House Prices

There is a detached property in IP17 for £214, 415. What considerations will a qualified surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Leiston on a property valuation report ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from property values such as the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether there are any conservation area infringements. It is useful to compare with the prices of house recorded in the same area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 015, which is £23, 600 more than the amount you are intending to pay. Woodlands, 7, Dunwich Road, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17 3AX a detached property sold for £450, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Leiston which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Leiston. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by Leiston buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From the rafters to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Leiston and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Leiston property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Leiston property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Leiston Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Leiston, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects impacting rainwater pipes and gutters?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. An 'amber' condition rating of 2 implies that some repair work is needed to arrest further decay, but this may not be urgent. Parts of the report which do not apply to the specific Leiston house or flat being surveyed will be indicated with a 'NI', or 'not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Quite a common example is too few downspouts. They are visually inspected. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.



House Prices

There is a detached property in IP17 for £214, 415. What considerations will a qualified surveyor evaluate when estimating house prices in Leiston on a property valuation report ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from property values such as the history of the property (e.g does it have a murky past) or whether there are any conservation area infringements. It is useful to compare with the prices of house recorded in the same area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £238, 015, which is £23, 600 more than the amount you are intending to pay. Woodlands, 7, Dunwich Road, Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17 3AX a detached property sold for £450, 000 .

The only way for home buyers to get a professional property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Leiston which includes a Property Valuation Report by default. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a building with a converted attic in Leiston. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by Leiston buyers who know that homes can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From the rafters to the ceiling joists, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

The expense of thatching, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A roofing contractor with positive reviews can provide a quote.

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