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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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older structures cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a window, due to humidity or temperature changes. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience.

A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

House Prices

There is a property in CB22 - Sawston for £318, 295. What will the qualified surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Sawston ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect the price of property such as the amount of ground rent payable or whether the home is landlocked. It may help to set against the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £316, 895, which is £1, 400 less than the price you are intending to pay. 8, Beech Tree Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4AJ a detached property was purchased for £85, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard.

The local surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the variety of influences that have a bearing on house prices.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that mould had been a concern - What does a surveyor in Sawston keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by buyers in Sawston who know that homes can be blighted by problems like poor insulation. From ridge flashing to rafters, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Sawston, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Sawston, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

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.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A builder said subsidence could be a concern. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor inspect?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a structure which compromises its structural integrity. Most structures will experience cracking at some stage, particularly new-build properties or those with a recent extension In some older structures cracks appear in the Summer[ that close up in the winter] when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

Many homes develop superficial cracks in a window, due to humidity or temperature changes. In some cases, the presence of buried organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. The weight of the foundations will then compress the sub soil.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning is usually a last resort due to the cost and inconvenience.



A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

House Prices

There is a property in CB22 - Sawston for £318, 295. What will the qualified surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Sawston ?

There is a vast array of things that might affect the price of property such as the amount of ground rent payable or whether the home is landlocked. It may help to set against the prices of house achieved in the area for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between July and October in 2012 was £316, 895, which is £1, 400 less than the price you are intending to pay. 8, Beech Tree Lane, Whittlesford, Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22 4AJ a detached property was purchased for £85, 000 .

The most cost effective way for you to get an impartial house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard.

The local surveyor will always go to the home as well as allowing for the variety of influences that have a bearing on house prices.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that mould had been a concern - What does a surveyor in Sawston keep an eye out for during the investigation?

This is often asked by buyers in Sawston who know that homes can be blighted by problems like poor insulation. From ridge flashing to rafters, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Sawston, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the building surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Sawston, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder can provide one.

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