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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ramsey

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ramsey

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ramsey) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this for non standard e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ramsey

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Ramsey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Ramsey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ramsey property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Ramsey survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ramsey your RICS surveyor should add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a general check of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as examining the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Ramsey.

The IEE recommend that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For

expert local advice in Ramsey on domestic electrical systems try Bagnell , 19 Princes St, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE26 1JW .

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons for conducting the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a substantially modified home?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered and the new technical survey which has been given the name Building Survey, is now available. If buying a modified Ramsey home, for example a neglected house - it is the right survey. A Building Survey can give full and frequently critical information concerning the homes standard of construction and repair and any maintenance needs a thorough inspection of any accessible parts.

There are one or two restrictions with a Building Survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Ramsey house e.g. removing the contents of cupboards. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be reported on as part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can a Ramsey HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for house owners. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Ramsey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Ramsey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any alterations, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ramsey property's general condition in addition to information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

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

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the unmodernised property we are planning to purchase it looked like there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Ramsey survey go into detail on electrical defects?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Ramsey your RICS surveyor should add detail on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a general check of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as examining the condition of the fixed electrical appliances, for example water heaters or verifying the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any documentation from any recent PIR handled by an electrician on the building will be part of the Homebuyer report in Ramsey.

The IEE recommend that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting). For



expert local advice in Ramsey on domestic electrical systems try Bagnell , 19 Princes St, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE26 1JW .

Building Surveys on houses

Are there any reasons for conducting the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a substantially modified home?

Structural Surveys are no longer offered and the new technical survey which has been given the name Building Survey, is now available. If buying a modified Ramsey home, for example a neglected house - it is the right survey. A Building Survey can give full and frequently critical information concerning the homes standard of construction and repair and any maintenance needs a thorough inspection of any accessible parts.

There are one or two restrictions with a Building Survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Ramsey house e.g. removing the contents of cupboards. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be reported on as part of the survey.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to purchase is built on clay soil. Can a Ramsey HomeBuyer Report investigate this?

Clay soil can create a range of issues for house owners. Issues range from groundwater level variations to consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss, both of which can put a house's foundations under great strain. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. Steps like ensuring rainwater goods and drainage all function efficiently can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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