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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 survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Martlesham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Martlesham

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Martlesham) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Martlesham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Martlesham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Martlesham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Martlesham property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Martlesham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Martlesham house and the seller has told us that it has been built with stone. Are there any defects that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled houses in Martlesham. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses in Martlesham should be aware that the British Geological

Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Martlesham, you can contact local suppliers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can a property surveyor in Martlesham offer for a house built with English bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick converted property in Martlesham will experience various issues and defects. The chartered surveyor should report on these, with directions for remedy. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Dean D, 23 The Dormers, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7NY on 01793 764051 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider renegotiating the price of the Martlesham property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Martlesham. Is there a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor consider signs of water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive floods. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the property survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Martlesham home or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Martlesham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Martlesham property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will offer a more detailed analysis of the Martlesham property's general condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Martlesham House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a Martlesham house and the seller has told us that it has been built with stone. Are there any defects that need to be investigated? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

Buyers of a Grade II listed building should consider that appropriate maintenance methods and goods are used. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled houses in Martlesham. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Property surveys should give some repair guidance, like clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds. Purchasers renovating houses in Martlesham should be aware that the British Geological



Survey's GeoReport includes a stone matching service. To source stone quarried in Martlesham, you can contact local suppliers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What directions can a property surveyor in Martlesham offer for a house built with English bond walls? Does the age of the property matter?

Brick converted property in Martlesham will experience various issues and defects. The chartered surveyor should report on these, with directions for remedy. A defect requiring immediate attention is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Dean D, 23 The Dormers, Highworth, Swindon, SN6 7NY on 01793 764051 for a quote for repair work.

For instance, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. Consider renegotiating the price of the Martlesham property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're purchasing in Martlesham. Is there a flood risk, and will the residential surveyor consider signs of water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive floods. Both house purchasers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. In addition, the property survey may offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding.Section J of the survey report contains details, where applicable, of flooding risks found within the boundaries of the Martlesham home or on adjacent sites. The house surveyor will usually recommend that the house purchasers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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