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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is the right choice for my prospective property purchase in Saxmundham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Saxmundham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home built from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saxmundham

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Saxmundham) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saxmundham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Saxmundham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Saxmundham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Saxmundham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Saxmundham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in IP17 with an asking price of £249, 397. What will the surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Saxmundham ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices like the amount of ground rent payable or the height of ceilings. It can help to set against house prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £270, 897, which is £21, 500 more than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £263, 734. Halfway Cottage, Rendham Road, Peasenhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17 2NQ a detached home sold for £154, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Saxmundham property built in the late 70s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Saxmundham home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a maisonette in Saxmundham, does the residential surveyor check any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses are exposed to floods. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Saxmundham in question is in danger. The property survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor may ask the estate agent if the Saxmundham home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Saxmundham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Saxmundham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Saxmundham property's general condition as well as advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Saxmundham Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

House Prices

There is a house in IP17 with an asking price of £249, 397. What will the surveyor evaluate when valuing house prices in Saxmundham ?

There are many factors that can affect house prices like the amount of ground rent payable or the height of ceilings. It can help to set against house prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between July and October in 2012 was £270, 897, which is £21, 500 more than the amount being asked. The combined house/flat average was £263, 734. Halfway Cottage, Rendham Road, Peasenhall, Saxmundham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17 2NQ a detached home sold for £154, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get a formal property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report by default.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Saxmundham property built in the late 70s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the House Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

Subsidence is often the result of unseen, subterranean causes, including clay soil. Specific problems include soil movement, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Saxmundham home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. Patches of wet and dry soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are buying a maisonette in Saxmundham, does the residential surveyor check any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million houses are exposed to floods. Those planning to buy in affected areas should weigh up their exposure. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the house in Saxmundham in question is in danger. The property survey may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. The property surveyor may ask the estate agent if the Saxmundham home has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

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