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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 Home Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Rushden

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rushden

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Rushden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard property such as stone or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rushden

    This is a professional valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Rushden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Rushden property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Rushden property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rushden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Rushden Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Rushden, and will the house surveyor consider indications of water damage?

The lives of many home owners in Rushden and across the UK have been affected by flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for residences in flood-risk areas. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Rushden in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Rushden area likely to affect the home in Rushden also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting a strain on the foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a neglected regency semi detached property, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. You should select the RICS Building Survey for the house described. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a post 1950s Rushden house built out of conventional construction materials.

You should be aware of several limitations exist with a property survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she comment on non-permanent out buildings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Rushden and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Rushden property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension on the Rushden property, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Rushden property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Rushden Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Rushden, and will the house surveyor consider indications of water damage?

The lives of many home owners in Rushden and across the UK have been affected by flood damage, and insurance premiums. can be significantly affected for residences in flood-risk areas. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Rushden in question is in danger, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Rushden area likely to affect the home in Rushden also enables the surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the residents, but this information may not be accurate.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent said subsidence could be worth checking. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor look into?

Movement of a house on a structural level is called subsidence. However, subsidence should be distinguished from the normal settlement of a home. In some older houses cracks may be visible in the Summer months which will close up again as the weather cools when the materials draw in water, but cracks like these are generally benign.

In areas where clay soil is common, drought can cause the water table to drop. This will dry, contracting the soil around the property as it does so, putting a strain on the foundations and which causes subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Peat is normally stable when sat below the water table, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. You may need to monitor (and measure) the cracks for as much as a year before the picture becomes entirely clear.

Building Surveys on houses

I am investing in a neglected regency semi detached property, is it necessary to go for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as the Building Survey. You should select the RICS Building Survey for the house described. A HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a post 1950s Rushden house built out of conventional construction materials.

You should be aware of several limitations exist with a property survey as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she comment on non-permanent out buildings.

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