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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 property survey is the correct choice for my planned house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Somersham

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to purchase a home made of standard materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Somersham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Somersham) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example mundic houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Somersham

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Somersham and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Somersham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Somersham property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Somersham HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Discolouration to the roof is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some

point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will you make for a property built with Sussex bond brick?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to considerable issues. These can include moisture damage or spalling. Such defects will be discussed in the report.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Britton Alexander A at 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH on 01454 317754.

A number of styles of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for getting a the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a modified home?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors and the new technical survey which has been called a Building Survey, is now available. It is the right survey if purchasing a modified property e.g. an extended house. It portrays thorough and frequently critical insight about the homes construction materials in conjunction with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

. For more info property surveys see Survey comparison table.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Somersham and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Somersham property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations on the property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Somersham property's state of repair and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

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

Overgrown flat roof with weeds

On a Somersham HomeBuyer Report can you give examples of Condition rating 2 defects affecting 'E2 - Roof coverings' ?

As part of Section E, E2 reports on flat and sloped roof issues. These will be reviewed, if these parts of the property are easy to view or easy to access. If access cannot be arranged, e.g. the property is a flat, the surveyor will be unable to include this in the report. Discolouration to the roof is an example of a Section E defect.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. A condition rating of two means that the element covered will need work at some



point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will you make for a property built with Sussex bond brick?

Brick-built apartments do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be subject to considerable issues. These can include moisture damage or spalling. Such defects will be discussed in the report.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. Britton Alexander A at 46 Woodmans Close, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS37 6DH on 01454 317754.

A number of styles of brick building have been used for centuries. Maintenance work may be more time-consuming and costly than you assume.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for getting a the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report if purchasing a modified home?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer offered by RICS Surveyors and the new technical survey which has been called a Building Survey, is now available. It is the right survey if purchasing a modified property e.g. an extended house. It portrays thorough and frequently critical insight about the homes construction materials in conjunction with any important technical details, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

. For more info property surveys see Survey comparison table.

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