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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northamptonshire

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northamptonshire

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Northamptonshire) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northamptonshire

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northamptonshire and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Northamptonshire property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Northamptonshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Northamptonshire Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Northamptonshire. Is there any Sussex bond upkeep guidance we should be aware of?? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-walled apartments in Northamptonshire can indicate several common problems, from DPC failure to spalling. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Kilsby M should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 29 Packer Road, Kettering, NN15 7RP or 01536 525042.

For home purchasers in Northamptonshire seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the Northamptonshire House Survey investigate this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a sticking door in the lounge or small cracks in the lounge floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian house in Northamptonshire.

Stucco is actually just a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Northamptonshire Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems might include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northamptonshire and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Northamptonshire property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Northamptonshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Northamptonshire Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Northamptonshire. Is there any Sussex bond upkeep guidance we should be aware of?? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Brick-walled apartments in Northamptonshire can indicate several common problems, from DPC failure to spalling. A defect requiring immediate attention is thermal movement, caused by more extreme temperature variation, and resulting in vertical cracks. Kilsby M should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 29 Packer Road, Kettering, NN15 7RP or 01536 525042.

For home purchasers in Northamptonshire seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like sailor bond is a decorative bond featuring vertically oriented bricks with their widest faces parallel to the wall.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can the Northamptonshire House Survey investigate this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Soil composition can have a great impact on a house. Issues range from sub-soil shrinkage to considerable shifts in soil volume caused by variable moisture content, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Signs like a sticking door in the lounge or small cracks in the lounge floor can be early indications of very serious structural issues. Steps like swift repair of any collapsed drains can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will my Surveyor examine on a stucco Victorian house in Northamptonshire.

Stucco is actually just a form of render. Normally it is layered over brick (sometimes also ceilings) to form an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is common on some Victorian and Regency properties. It used to contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Northamptonshire Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped moisture leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems might include attack from sulphates sucked out of brickwork. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are becoming harder to find.

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