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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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Valuation
Property
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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Potton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Potton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Potton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Potton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are hoping to lease we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Potton Homebuyer Report give details on on electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Potton a surveyor should usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Potton.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does wet weather have on our new building in Potton? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which wet weather has on Potton homes is not given enough thought by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Potton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Potton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Potton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of brown asbestos boiler cupboard being found in property. What is asbestos, is it hazardous, can it be removed and What should we do?

Asbestos is a potentially fatal fibrous substance. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White and they were commonly used in building materials including central heating flues.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in garage roofs. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace the asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.



Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos as part of the survey. They will report on potential asbestos during the survey and should advise accordingly.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are hoping to lease we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Potton Homebuyer Report give details on on electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Potton a surveyor should usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Potton.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact does wet weather have on our new building in Potton? Could damaged rainwater goods lower the property value?

Rainfall is a fact of life in the UK, however, the effect which wet weather has on Potton homes is not given enough thought by house purchasers. If you have only seen the house you are buying in dry conditions, obvious defects may be harder to find.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve for a reasonable cost. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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