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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Needham Market

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Needham Market

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Needham Market) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Needham Market

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Needham Market and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Needham Market property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Needham Market property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Needham Market Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence is a concern. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence information does the Needham Market Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. The builder will likely return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Needham Market, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Needham Market are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. For a Needham Market house, one issue is leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. This section covers conservatories and porches. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Needham Market house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Needham Market home will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Needham Market and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Needham Market property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any major works, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Needham Market property's general condition and it includes an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain a Needham Market Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence is a concern. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence information does the Needham Market Building Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. The builder will likely return to a new structure within a few months so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Cracks that appear without warning may suggest movement and subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will decompose. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.



The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Needham Market, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. As buyers in Needham Market are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey. For a Needham Market house, one issue is leaning, settled and heaved columns forming the structure of a conservatory or porch. This section covers conservatories and porches. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Needham Market house and am a little concerned that the foundations are at risk. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Needham Market home will have an impact, with subsidence being a common example. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. For example, separation of the skirting board from the floor may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Steps like keeping standing water on the property in check can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted.

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