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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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What HomeBuyers Survey should I select for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sawtry

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sawtry

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sawtry) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this survey for unconventional such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sawtry

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sawtry and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Sawtry property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Sawtry property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sawtry Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a house in Sawtry. Will my Sawtry Building Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Sawtry chartered surveyor look for flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against floods, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor may ask the agent if the property in Sawtry has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I intend to move into, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

During a Sawtry Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things like verifying the condition of the fixed electrical appliances like storage radiators or if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Sawtry.

For expert local Sawtry advice on electrical testing call Elecxpress , 15 Bedford Way, Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5QL .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Sawtry and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Sawtry property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Sawtry property's state of repair and it includes information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Sawtry Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations create issues? I am buying a house in Sawtry. Will my Sawtry Building Survey look into this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a property. For example, warping of floorboards may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like checking that the downpipe drains correctly. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.



Damage resulting from flooding

Will our Sawtry chartered surveyor look for flooding damage?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a property will be secure against floods, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The surveyor may ask the agent if the property in Sawtry has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the unmodernised property I intend to move into, it looked like there were damaged electrical sockets - does a surveyor go into detail on the electrics?

During a Sawtry Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor will add detail on the state of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a hazardous condition. This should include a by sight inspection of exposed sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as things like verifying the condition of the fixed electrical appliances like storage radiators or if there is an off-peak /on-peak supply.

Confirming the existence of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Sawtry.

For expert local Sawtry advice on electrical testing call Elecxpress , 15 Bedford Way, Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5QL .

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