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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northam

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Northam) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northam

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Northam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northam property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Northam House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can we expect the Northam Home Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can

shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Northam and are looking for a 30s house with brick. What directions can a Northam surveyor offer?

Brick Northam houses will be subject to a number of issues, including erosion and cracks. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. McCully J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 73 King St, Rampton, Cambridge, CB24 8QD or 01954 250026.

Northam home purchasers may need to consider that range of styles and techniques are found in many homes built in this country. For example, running, or stretcher, bond. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted cow-house in Northam. What impact will the rafter roof have on maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Northam structures built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your Northam surveyor for further advice.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Northam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northam property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Northam House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a home built in the late 40s on very clay-rich soil. Is this going to be the cause of many issues? Can we expect the Northam Home Survey to mention this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific issues include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can



shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! Taking precautions, such as swift repair of any collapsed drains, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Northam and are looking for a 30s house with brick. What directions can a Northam surveyor offer?

Brick Northam houses will be subject to a number of issues, including erosion and cracks. One problem often found is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. McCully J may be able to give an estimate for any necessary upkeep. Contact them at 73 King St, Rampton, Cambridge, CB24 8QD or 01954 250026.

Northam home purchasers may need to consider that range of styles and techniques are found in many homes built in this country. For example, running, or stretcher, bond. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a converted cow-house in Northam. What impact will the rafter roof have on maintenance?

Use of traditional methods can occasionally give buyers second thoughts, and Northam structures built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as suitable timber, may also need to be sourced. If you plan to make alterations to a period home, discuss options with your Northam surveyor for further advice.

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