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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sawston

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sawston

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sawston) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this option for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sawston

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Sawston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sawston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sawston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sawston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Sawston HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Sawston home. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular

concerns. In Sawston, examples include the use of asphalt on PVC, or other incompatible sealants and coatings, in the chimney's construction. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be checked by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond guidelines for upkeep - can the surveyor assist?

Brick-built residences do benefit from many advantages, but they will also suffer from several common problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to DPC failure. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Contact several local builders for quotes, including C & C Builders of 23 Coronation Av, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6DG on 01536 713475.

For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Sawston and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Sawston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works on the property, you should you select a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Sawston property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Sawston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

For the Sawston HomeBuyer Report, what effect can a Condition Rating 1 have on roof coverings?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give house purchasers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate how concerning each aspect of the report is. Green, or condition rating 1, indicates that no repair is currently needed, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the Sawston home. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular



concerns. In Sawston, examples include the use of asphalt on PVC, or other incompatible sealants and coatings, in the chimney's construction. As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be checked by the surveyor, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for English Garden Wall bond guidelines for upkeep - can the surveyor assist?

Brick-built residences do benefit from many advantages, but they will also suffer from several common problems. This could be anything from vertical cracking to DPC failure. One defect surveyors commonly report on brick buildings is thermal movement, particularly on longer walls. Contact several local builders for quotes, including C & C Builders of 23 Coronation Av, Rothwell, Kettering, NN14 6DG on 01536 713475.

For example, stretcher bond, the most ubiquitous across England and Wales. The consequences of amateur repairs can either worsen the problem, or create entirely new defects in a brick wall. Professional advice can reduce the risk of this.

Landfill site near home

What should I be worried about when purchasing a property next to a landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example. Health concerns such as birth defects have been associated with landfill sites .

Surveyors will flag up structural issues connected with the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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