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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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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.

External walls

For the Ramsey HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

For a Ramsey property, one example could be weak or absent brick wall foundations. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to look into if intending to buy a building in Ramsey in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area issues and the effect may have on the property and its value. The price of property is usually more than prices outside the area because of them resisting change.

Surveyors will inform you if the property looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Serjeant & Son are based in 101 High Street, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1DA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01487 812325

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a conversion and the owner has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What problems should we be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Golconda Dolomitic Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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.

External walls

For the Ramsey HomeBuyer Report what does 'E4 - Main walls' refer to?

For a Ramsey property, one example could be weak or absent brick wall foundations. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects. If hidden issues with the walls or foundations are suspected, a more comprehensive structural survey may be advised. The damp proof course is also covered under Section E4.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how concerning each aspect of the report is.



Conservation area

Are there any concerns we need to look into if intending to buy a building in Ramsey in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to possess knowledge of local area issues and the effect may have on the property and its value. The price of property is usually more than prices outside the area because of them resisting change.

Surveyors will inform you if the property looks like it may be classified as such and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend further enquiries are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building may also be reported but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer. Serjeant & Son are based in 101 High Street, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE26 1DA will be happy to give you some pointers. Tel: 01487 812325

Stone block wall damage

I am purchasing a conversion and the owner has made us aware that it has been partially constructed with Slate. What problems should we be aware of?

Britain's varied geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Golconda Dolomitic Limestone to Rockingstone Sandstone, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

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