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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.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Melbourn what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

For a Melbourn house, one example could be any broken glass windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give

property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Melbourn properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Can the Property Survey investigate this?

Whether a home was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or mould can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Melbourn surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Melbourn. What will we need to think about when buying an old building? Will the property's age be a problem?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Melbourn homes built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

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.

Window frame

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Melbourn what does a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E5 - Windows' ?

For a Melbourn house, one example could be any broken glass windows. Where practicable, all windows are to be opened and closed, but not forced open, and vulnerable areas closely examined. The surveyor should make notes and advise the client whether it is possible to operate the window transoms/openings satisfactorily. A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out. RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give



property buyers a clear understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have read that Melbourn properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Can the Property Survey investigate this?

Whether a home was built in 17012 or 20012, factors as varied as groundwater flooding or mould can create inconvenience for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in several issues. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Melbourn surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Traditionally built property

We are buying in Melbourn. What will we need to think about when buying an old building? Will the property's age be a problem?

A building's age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Melbourn homes built using traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. You should consider that specialist expertise may be needed. Construction materials, such as matching stone or wood, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of listed property.

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