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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Market Harborough

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Market Harborough

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Market Harborough) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Market Harborough

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Market Harborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Market Harborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Market Harborough property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Market Harborough House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check gutters, and does our Market Harborough property surveyor mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. Signs that gutters are under performing include corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Market Harborough or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Market Harborough house with a loft conversion - What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Market Harborough houses in otherwise fine condition could feature roofing woes. From the dormers to the valley gutters, 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.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Market Harborough builder. Call Braybrooke of 17 Hillside Rd, Market Harborough, LE16 7PG on 01858 464033 for an estimate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Market Harborough subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Cracks to a wall or floor are a plain indication of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Market Harborough and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Market Harborough property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Market Harborough property's general condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Market Harborough House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we check gutters, and does our Market Harborough property surveyor mention it?

Climate change is regularly in the news. However the impact heavy rain can have on a residence is not given enough thought by property buyers. Signs that gutters are under performing include corroded downspouts. If you have suspicions, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

Whether buying in Market Harborough or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix. Where this is poorly maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.



Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Market Harborough house with a loft conversion - What advice would the home surveyor give in their report?

Market Harborough houses in otherwise fine condition could feature roofing woes. From the dormers to the valley gutters, 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.

The expense of re-covering asphalt, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Market Harborough builder. Call Braybrooke of 17 Hillside Rd, Market Harborough, LE16 7PG on 01858 464033 for an estimate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Market Harborough subsidence may be a problem. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the property survey?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a house which compromises its structural integrity. Most houses will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Cracks to a wall or floor are a plain indication of subsidence, but they may be harmless. Inside the house, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

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