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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 Home Survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Littleport

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Littleport

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Littleport) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Littleport

    This is a professional valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Littleport and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Littleport property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Littleport property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Littleport House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include hazardous chemicals. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Littleport will flag up any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and East Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am interested to acquire I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the Littleport surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Littleport Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive check of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like whether there are residual circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should heavy rainfall have on a Littleport house? Will the house surveyor report on this? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet weather has on homes in Littleport is often overlooked by purchasers. If you have only been to the residence in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Poor drainage can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Littleport and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Littleport property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Littleport property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Littleport House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a home next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Nobody would want to live near one (80% of people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries might include hazardous chemicals. Health concerns such as congenital birth defects have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Littleport will flag up any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and East Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am interested to acquire I noticed that there was some evidence of an overload of the fuses - does a the Littleport surveyor report on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Littleport Homebuyer Report a RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it appears that they are in a dangerous state of repair. This will include a non invasive check of the open parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like whether there are residual circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical wiring handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect should heavy rainfall have on a Littleport house? Will the house surveyor report on this? Also, if there are issues, will they be a hassle to fix?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the effect which wet weather has on homes in Littleport is often overlooked by purchasers. If you have only been to the residence in on a clear day, issues may have been hidden. Poor drainage can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

Fortunately, these defects are quite easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

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