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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Papworth Everard

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Papworth Everard

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Papworth Everard) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Papworth Everard

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Papworth Everard and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Papworth Everard property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Papworth Everard property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Papworth Everard Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we are planning to purchase We noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Papworth Everard Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will mention the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a general check of the open sections of the wiring on top of issues like inspecting the state of repair of fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey. A check for the documentation

from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Papworth Everard what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are visually reviewed with binoculars as required. Sections of the flue which are poorly secured is an example.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Papworth Everard indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about vermin on the street. How do we investigate further?

Papworth Everard houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include chemical treatment.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor. Speak to an expert, e.g. Five Star Pest Control Ltd, 4 Fox''s Way, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DL on 0122 326 4999, for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Papworth Everard and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Papworth Everard property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give comprehensive details of the Papworth Everard property's condition along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Papworth Everard Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see a sixties house we are planning to purchase We noticed that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit, does a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

During a Papworth Everard Home Buyers Survey the surveyor will mention the electrics if it is apparent that the electrics are in a hazardous condition. This will include a general check of the open sections of the wiring on top of issues like inspecting the state of repair of fitted electrical appliances, for example storage heaters.

Verifying the existence of any documents from any recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should usually be part of the survey. A check for the documentation



from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the survey.

Chimney stacks

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Papworth Everard what could a Condition rating 3 mean for 'E1 - Chimney stacks' ?

Chimney stacks are visually reviewed with binoculars as required. Sections of the flue which are poorly secured is an example.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Papworth Everard indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Condition rating three is used to highlight very serious issues. These issues could risk the health and safety of residents. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A neighbour warned us about vermin on the street. How do we investigate further?

Papworth Everard houses will often be free of major infestations. However, if you do have specific concerns, you should seek advice. This matter should be taken seriously. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include chemical treatment.RICS guidelines on the issue of infestations are something of a 'grey-area', so specific fears should be mentioned to your home surveyor. Speak to an expert, e.g. Five Star Pest Control Ltd, 4 Fox''s Way, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7DL on 0122 326 4999, for more detail.

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