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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 property survey should I select for my intended property purchase in North End?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in North End

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in North End

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in North End) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in North End

    This is an independent valuation . This report is chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North End and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the North End property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North End property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a North End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in North End. Is there a flood risk, and will the North End surveyor check for indications of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a North End property will be secure against flood damage; sensible owners and purchasers in North End are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including door frames. An awareness of characteristics of the North End area likely to affect the property also enables the home

surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency recently gave a status update of 'No warnings' for Tidal flooding of areas near the Lincolnshire Coastline from Tetney Haven to Gibraltar Point, near North End.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should high levels of rainfall have on our new house in North End? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the impact rainfall can have on a property is rarely considered properly. For example, mildew in the attic strongly suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to remedy. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older gatehouse in North End. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Houses built with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in North End and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the North End property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the North End property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a North End House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damage resulting from flooding

We're buying in North End. Is there a flood risk, and will the North End surveyor check for indications of flood damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a North End property will be secure against flood damage; sensible owners and purchasers in North End are right to consider precautions. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including door frames. An awareness of characteristics of the North End area likely to affect the property also enables the home



surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

The Environment Agency recently gave a status update of 'No warnings' for Tidal flooding of areas near the Lincolnshire Coastline from Tetney Haven to Gibraltar Point, near North End.

*Data accurate 04/01/2013

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should high levels of rainfall have on our new house in North End? Could it affect the property value?

I find it odd that the impact rainfall can have on a property is rarely considered properly. For example, mildew in the attic strongly suggest that the drainage are blocked. This can lead to overflowing or blocked sewage.

Fortunately, guttering issues are quite easy to remedy. If left untreated, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older gatehouse in North End. Will maintenance costs be higher?

Some buyers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Medieval cottage. A building's age, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Houses built with traditional methods can be difficult to repair. You should bear in mind that expert knowledge may be needed. Especially for property in a conservation area, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your surveyor for further advice.

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