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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Peterborough

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Peterborough

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Peterborough) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Peterborough

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Peterborough and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Peterborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Peterborough property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Peterborough Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Peterborough structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a Peterborough Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as warping of floorboards. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Peterborough surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and what does it include?

Peterborough Homebuyer Reports a valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost". When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will refer to awareness of the Peterborough property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey won't 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.

Further area assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

The will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas associated appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings won't however be detached. The system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Cambridgeshire based local companies include Highgrove Plumbing.com of 5 Eathwaite Green, Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Tel. 0800 002 9646 and Pilot Gas Services of 59 Barbers Hill, Peterborough Tel. 07780468224.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Peterborough and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Peterborough property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Peterborough property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Peterborough Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Peterborough structures built on clay soil can experience problems. Will a Peterborough Property Survey look into this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as warping of floorboards. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all Peterborough surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees) and what does it include?

Peterborough Homebuyer Reports a valuation in addition to a "reinstatement cost". When calculating the market value your RICS valuer will refer to awareness of the Peterborough property market as well as other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres The valuer will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions, for example the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey won't 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.

Further area assumptions like the access roads not being in private control, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like railways, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas mains supply?

The will locate and visually inspect any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at gas heaters where relevant, as well as gas associated appliances or installations, for instance chimney breasts. Any external fittings or housings won't however be detached. The system won't be tested in any way. Most people are aware that gas is potentially fatal, should there be any worries about gas, contact a gas safe engineer without delay.

Cambridgeshire based local companies include Highgrove Plumbing.com of 5 Eathwaite Green, Fulbridge Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Tel. 0800 002 9646 and Pilot Gas Services of 59 Barbers Hill, Peterborough Tel. 07780468224.

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