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Report
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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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Longthorpe subsidence might be an issue. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In general, homes in Longthorpe are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors

should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Longthorpe HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Longthorpe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would be advised to on guard for if planning to buy an extended house in Longthorpe in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local issues and any bearing may have on the property. The price of property will likely be more than prices outside the area due to them retaining original features. However many areas are falling into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors are expected inform you whether the building might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments to the building may also be reported in the Longthorpe survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Sloan Plumb Wood Llp are based in Apollo House, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6QR will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01733 302410

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Longthorpe subsidence might be an issue. What subsidence issues will the HomeBuyer Report examine?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In general, homes in Longthorpe are erected with a variety of materials. These will contract at different rates.

Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. Collapsed drains, including mains drains, can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. On the inside, keep an eye out for new cracks in the plaster, and 'rippling' in wallpaper that isn't caused by damp.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. Chartered surveyors



should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Longthorpe HomeBuyer Report discuss soil composition the report?

There are a range of problems associated with clay soil. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly. Signs like warped window frames in the kitchen can be an early warning, suggesting severe underlying structural deficiencies. A Longthorpe surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would be advised to on guard for if planning to buy an extended house in Longthorpe in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas in the UK which are governed by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local issues and any bearing may have on the property. The price of property will likely be more than prices outside the area due to them retaining original features. However many areas are falling into disrepair for example - out of keeping extensions

RICS surveyors are expected inform you whether the building might be is designated and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are conducted by your legal adviser. Unauthorised developments to the building may also be reported in the Longthorpe survey but these are really more a concern for the lawyer. Sloan Plumb Wood Llp are based in Apollo House, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6QR will be able to give you some pointers. Tel: 01733 302410

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