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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Long Melford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Long Melford

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Long Melford) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as granite wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Long Melford

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Long Melford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Long Melford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Long Melford property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Melford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent warned us that access to the attic could be a problem, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Long Melford house surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Long Melford. Many homes can often hide issues with the roof. From the concrete tiles to the wind braces, 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.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so

buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for residential property in Long Melford. Does the Property Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests on the street. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Scare stories about house infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cluster flies as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to pest problems can include destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Long Melford and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Long Melford property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Long Melford property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Melford Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The estate agent warned us that access to the attic could be a problem, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What will our Long Melford house surveyor look for?

This is frequently addressed by surveyors in Long Melford. Many homes can often hide issues with the roof. From the concrete tiles to the wind braces, 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.

An expensive quote for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so



buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a roofing contractor can provide one.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been told that clay soil can be the cause of many issues for residential property in Long Melford. Does the Property Survey cover this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific issues include swelling of the soil. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable widening cracks, to complete structural failure. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about pests on the street. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Scare stories about house infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as cluster flies as minor annoyances. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a house is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to pest problems can include destruction of tainted materials.

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