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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Rendlesham property but are worried about vermin - What should we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Rendlesham home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the valuation the valuer will take into account area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use other assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Rendlesham conjectures, for example issues with access, are made in addition to any environmental issues like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I intend to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Rendlesham Home Survey your surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor should also report on things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Rendlesham property but are worried about vermin - What should we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, skin irritation or spots of blood on bedsheets may indicate the presence of bed bugs. Remedies to a serious infestation can include removal or excision of affected timber. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Rendlesham home survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a garage) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost. To be able to determine the valuation the valuer will take into account area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. size Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and will use other assumptions, for example there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors don't value things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Rendlesham conjectures, for example issues with access, are made in addition to any environmental issues like mining activity, which will also be factored in.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see the house I intend to acquire it looked like there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a Homebuyer Report in Rendlesham go into detail on any faults with the electrics?

During a Rendlesham Home Survey your surveyor will add detail on the overall electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in a dangerous state. A professional surveyor should also report on things like reporting on the condition of the fitted electrical appliances such as heaters or reporting on the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will form part of the survey.

The IEE advise an electrical system check be conducted every 10 years (or every 5 if renting out).

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