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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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What building survey should I pick for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Melbourn

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Melbourn

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Melbourn) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this survey when buying a non standard , for example stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Melbourn

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Melbourn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Melbourn property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Melbourn property's general condition in addition to information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Melbourn House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated regency home in Melbourn that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly attractive and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Melbourn Home Buyers Suveys can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of

heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the eaves. Fixing problems with stucco may be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building next to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include heavy metals. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Melbourn will note structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases and South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Melbourn house with a loft conversion - What should we look into during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. A large number of properties will suffer problems like bowing beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Melbourn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same.

If the Melbourn property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Melbourn property's general condition in addition to information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Melbourn House Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will a Property Surveyor take into account on a stucco coated regency home in Melbourn that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco render is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like surface. The finish is highly attractive and is/was often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Melbourn Home Buyers Suveys can reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks. Other issues might result from the carrying of



heavy weight or loads such as cracking under the eaves. Fixing problems with stucco may be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when buying a building next to a refuse tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous refuse disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Worries include heavy metals. Health concerns like congenital birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Homebuyer reports in Melbourn will note structural issues resulting from the site. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark databases and South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Melbourn house with a loft conversion - What should we look into during the survey?

This is frequently addressed by chartered surveyors. A large number of properties will suffer problems like bowing beams. Every element should be checked, e.g. rafters. Issues can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a poor asphalt covering.

Costly quotes for roofing jobs (such as re-covering asphalt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

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