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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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Looking for a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Manningtree

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if buying a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Manningtree

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Manningtree) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example wychert houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Manningtree

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Manningtree and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Manningtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Manningtree property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Manningtree House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built structures be hard to maintain. Are there specific issues to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Defects affecting stone-built properties can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw the house we are hoping to acquire we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When performing a Manningtree Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous condition. This should include an overview look-over of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas like inspecting the state of repair of the fitted appliances such as water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Manningtree.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a periodic test need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor check possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a residential property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The building surveyor may ask the residents if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Manningtree and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Manningtree property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Manningtree property's general condition as well as advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Manningtree House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Clipsham stone-built structures be hard to maintain. Are there specific issues to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Defects affecting stone-built properties can vary, penetrating damp being relatively common.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include repointing of loose or crumbling mortar. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw the house we are hoping to acquire we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring. Does a the surveyor go into detail on the electrical system?

When performing a Manningtree Homebuyer Report the RICS surveyor will typically add detail on the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous condition. This should include an overview look-over of any revealed parts of the wiring or fusebox on top of areas like inspecting the state of repair of the fitted appliances such as water heaters or verifying the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. A check for the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician on the property being surveyed should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Manningtree.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers suggest that a periodic test need be completed at least every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a RICS surveyor check possible flood damage, or whether flooding has affected neighbour's houses?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and the value of a residential property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. The Home Buyers Survey may also, where appropriate, offer suggestions for better flood defences.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the home or on adjacent sites. The building surveyor may ask the residents if the home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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