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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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Which building survey is the correct choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rendlesham

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rendlesham) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this option for unconventional e.g. stone or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rendlesham

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rendlesham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rendlesham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Rendlesham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rendlesham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous waste material disposal. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Rendlesham surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Suffolk Coastal Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable in Rendlesham. Will the house's age be an issue?

Some buyers in Rendlesham have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Rendlesham built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Rendlesham should be able to supply local stone.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Rendlesham and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Rendlesham property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Rendlesham property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Rendlesham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be fearful of when buying a property close to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous waste material disposal. No one wants to live near one (4/5 people live under 2km away from one). Worries might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as spina bifida have been linked to landfill sites .

Rendlesham surveyors will flag up structural issues linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database and Suffolk Coastal Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable in Rendlesham. Will the house's age be an issue?

Some buyers in Rendlesham have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Rendlesham built before the 20th Century, age, however, can be problematic. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be a chore to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced. Discuss this with the RICS surveyor for more detail.

Stone block wall damage

We are planning to buy a cottage and the vendor has told us that it has been built with Ham Hill stone. Are there any factors that need to be investigated?

There are numerous of defects and issues associated with stone-built property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves.

Stone walls are either regular (cut) or irregular in structure, each of which will provoke particular concerns.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls, with mortared rubble or brick hidden behind. Upkeep advice often given in a survey includes using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

The sheer breadth of varying stone materials can make it difficult for purchasers to correctly identify the particular stone used in the building of a home. Quarries in Rendlesham should be able to supply local stone.

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