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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.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are intending to purchase it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Leiston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A Surveyor will also give detail on issues like reporting on the state of fitted appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings

and switch gear. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Leiston.

The IEE advise that an electrical system check be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor check the state of repair of the gas installations?

Your local surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters as part of the survey, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house such as chimney breasts. The Leiston surveyor won't actually remove external fittings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Leiston based gas engineers include Michael Charles Wilson of Ivy Cottage, 16 Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham, Leiston, Suffolk Tel. 01728833737 and Martin Keeble of 79A King Georges Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk Tel. 01728833091.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Leiston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Leiston and across the country, but the effect which rain has on Leiston houses is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is mildew in the attic. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are intending to purchase it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; will the surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When conducting a Leiston Homebuyer Report the home surveyor should remark on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A Surveyor will also give detail on issues like reporting on the state of fitted appliances such as electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings



and switch gear. A check for the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Leiston.

The IEE advise that an electrical system check be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Gas flame

Does a RICS surveyor check the state of repair of the gas installations?

Your local surveyor will visually examine any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters as part of the survey, as well as gas associated gas installations in the house such as chimney breasts. The Leiston surveyor won't actually remove external fittings nor will the surveyor conduct any tests on the functionality of the gas system. Needless to say, gas is potentially unsafe, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Leiston based gas engineers include Michael Charles Wilson of Ivy Cottage, 16 Aldeburgh Road, Aldringham, Leiston, Suffolk Tel. 01728833737 and Martin Keeble of 79A King Georges Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk Tel. 01728833091.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is wet weather an issue in Leiston? Also, if there is necessary work, will they be expensive to fix?

Regular rainfall is common in Leiston and across the country, but the effect which rain has on Leiston houses is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is mildew in the attic. This can lead to cracked foundations and subsidence.

Fortunately, drainage problems are generally easy to repair. Where this is not cleared out regularly, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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