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Homebuyer
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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northampton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northampton

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Northampton) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. wychert homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northampton

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Northampton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Northampton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Northampton property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northampton Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to buy a house in NN1 for an asking price of £159, 469. What things does a Northampton chartered surveyor consider when conducting a valuation ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices from the potential for development to whether the property is listed. As an indicator, one can try to compare with values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £185, 269, which is £25, 800 more than the asking price. The combined house/flat average was £168, 046. 2, Jesslyn Close, Weston Favell, Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3FB a detached property sold for £200, 000 .

The best way to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A surveyor will visit the building as well as considering the multiple things that can impact on values.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Northampton house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Can a Northampton Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as warped window frames in the bedroom. There is a real benefit in booking a Northampton surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Are there any things I would be advised to consider if planning to buy a flat in Northampton in conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Northampton surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have with the home. Property Prices will be inflated as a result of them being preserved.

Property surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unapproved modifications to the building may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Alan Buthee & Co are based in 9 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1LD might be able to advise. Tel: 01604 622301

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Northampton and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Northampton property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Northampton property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Northampton Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

I am going to buy a house in NN1 for an asking price of £159, 469. What things does a Northampton chartered surveyor consider when conducting a valuation ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices from the potential for development to whether the property is listed. As an indicator, one can try to compare with values achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price paid in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £185, 269, which is £25, 800 more than the asking price. The combined house/flat average was £168, 046. 2, Jesslyn Close, Weston Favell, Northampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3FB a detached property sold for £200, 000 .

The best way to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as a core component. Your local surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme.

A surveyor will visit the building as well as considering the multiple things that can impact on values.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I am purchasing a Northampton house and am quite worried that the building might be in danger of movement. Can a Northampton Property Survey consider this?

Clay soil is related to a handful of potentially severe defects. Specific problems include considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table, such as warped window frames in the bedroom. There is a real benefit in booking a Northampton surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Conservation area

Are there any things I would be advised to consider if planning to buy a flat in Northampton in conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are around ten thousand of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local councils. Northampton surveyors need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the relation they have with the home. Property Prices will be inflated as a result of them being preserved.

Property surveyors will advise if the home looks like it may be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are conducted during the conveyancing process. Unapproved modifications to the building may be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your lawyer. Alan Buthee & Co are based in 9 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1LD might be able to advise. Tel: 01604 622301

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