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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 HomeBuyers Survey do I need for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oakham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oakham

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Oakham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this option for non standard , for example timber wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oakham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Oakham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Oakham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Oakham property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Oakham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Oakham, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Oakham House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as minor wall cracks in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement. When calculating the valuation your chartered surveyor will pair in depth understanding of the Oakham market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does heavy rainfall have on our new Oakham property? Could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which high levels of rainfall has on buildings is rarely considered properly. If you have only been to the house on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include water pooling below gutters, and may lead to overflowing or blocked sewage. Whether buying in Oakham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Oakham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Oakham property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Oakham property's condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Oakham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Oakham, and the home's foundations have been built on clay soil. Does a Oakham House Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including sub-soil shrinkage. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar, such as minor wall cracks in the bathroom. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently. Small areas of waterlogged soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a cost of reinstatement. When calculating the valuation your chartered surveyor will pair in depth understanding of the Oakham market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: square metres.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and will draw upon key assumptions such as there being no major problems. Surveyors disregard certain things like furnishings, for example curtains.

Further area conjectures like services, are made in addition to local environmental concerns like the area being prone to flooding, which will also be factored in.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does heavy rainfall have on our new Oakham property? Could it affect the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which high levels of rainfall has on buildings is rarely considered properly. If you have only been to the house on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are a cause for concern include water pooling below gutters, and may lead to overflowing or blocked sewage. Whether buying in Oakham or elsewhere, difficult gutters does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive.However, the damage caused, where untreated or poorly maintained, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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