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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Limbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Limbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Limbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Limbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1840s cottage with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

Purchasers in Limbury should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes could feature issues with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the decking to the collar beams. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Fixing a leaking roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Limbury, does the home buyers survey check flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

No recent flood alerts were found for Limbury, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th Jan 2013

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

We are purchasing an 1840s cottage with stone walls. Which major matters should we consider?

Purchasers in Limbury should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Ashlar courses are often used to finish more irregular stone walls. This can give rise to maintenance issues if either element of the wall has been treated with a non-breathable material. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes could feature issues with the roof. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the decking to the collar beams. Your building surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Fixing a leaking roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. A roofing contractor with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a ground floor apartment in Limbury, does the home buyers survey check flooding damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both home purchasers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

No recent flood alerts were found for Limbury, according to the Environment Agency.

*Data accurate 4th Jan 2013

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