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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 right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Longthorpe

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Longthorpe

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Longthorpe) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Longthorpe

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Longthorpe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Longthorpe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Longthorpe property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Longthorpe Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older warehouse conversion in Longthorpe. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many buyers in Longthorpe would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a period conversion. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Longthorpe homes featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for further advice.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about vermin - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Homes in Longthorpe are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to insect infestation can include chemical treatment. If you strongly suspect an issue with woodworm, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we want to buy, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the Longthorpe surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Longthorpe a qualified surveyor will report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring as well as areas like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting). For local help on electrical systems try Optimum Electrics Ltd , 12 Artindale, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9YL .

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Longthorpe and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Longthorpe property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Longthorpe property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Longthorpe Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older warehouse conversion in Longthorpe. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Many buyers in Longthorpe would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a period conversion. The age of a structure, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers, and Longthorpe homes featuring traditional methods can be expensive to maintain. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. This can be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you have doubts, speak to your surveyor for further advice.



Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a property but are worried about vermin - Will the Full Structural Survey investigate this?

Homes in Longthorpe are generally free of vermin, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Evidence may not be easy to find, for example, often introduced to a home via luggage after a trip abroad, bed bugs can be extremely hard to remove. Remedies to insect infestation can include chemical treatment. If you strongly suspect an issue with woodworm, or any pest, speak to your home surveyor

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the thirties house we want to buy, it appeared that there is an unsafe electrical system, will the Longthorpe surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When performing a Home Survey in Longthorpe a qualified surveyor will report on the condition of the electrics if it is obvious that the electrics are in an unsafe state. This should include a general check (i.e. no removal of fittings) of any uncovered areas of the wiring as well as areas like reporting on the state of the fitted appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (5 if letting). For local help on electrical systems try Optimum Electrics Ltd , 12 Artindale, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9YL .

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