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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my potential house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Spalding

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of standard building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Spalding

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Spalding) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Spalding

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

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Spalding property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Spalding property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Spalding Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when buying a building constructed in 1740? Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. For houses in Spalding built before the 20th Century, age, however, can concern buyers. Spalding structures showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, , which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

Built in the 15th century, White Hart Hotel, 19 Market Place in Spalding is a fine example of a Medieval-period urban house.

Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we expect to lease We noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on electrical defects?

When conducting a Building Survey in Spalding the surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This should include a general view of the open areas of the wiring and other areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Examining the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in Spalding. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out). For nearby advice on all things electrical - Robert Bowman , 106 Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding, PE11 1QL .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roofing could be hard to organise. What advice would the Spalding surveyor give in their report?

Properties in Spalding with no other major issues may be exposed to roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to concrete tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Spalding, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder from the area for the job itself.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Spalding property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS advise you go for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Spalding property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Spalding Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to look out for when buying a building constructed in 1740? Will the age of the house be an issue?

Many buyers have considered buying property with real personality. For houses in Spalding built before the 20th Century, age, however, can concern buyers. Spalding structures showcasing traditional methods can be costly to upkeep. You should be aware that specialist expertise may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, , which could make obtaining a full structural or building survey essential.

Built in the 15th century, White Hart Hotel, 19 Market Place in Spalding is a fine example of a Medieval-period urban house.



Shocking Electrics

When we saw a sixties house we expect to lease We noticed that there were damaged electrical sockets - will a surveyor report on electrical defects?

When conducting a Building Survey in Spalding the surveyor should usually report on the overall electrical system if it is obvious that the electrics are in a hazardous state of repair. This should include a general view of the open areas of the wiring and other areas like whether there is an off-peak /on-peak supply. Examining the documentation from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the building should form part of the Homebuyer report in Spalding. Inspecting any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician on the building will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE advise that a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out). For nearby advice on all things electrical - Robert Bowman , 106 Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding, PE11 1QL .

Roof defects identified during a survey

Another resident of the building warned us that access to the roofing could be hard to organise. What advice would the Spalding surveyor give in their report?

Properties in Spalding with no other major issues may be exposed to roof maintenance problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from parapet walls to concrete tiles. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Spalding, but it is a health and safety necessity. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a builder from the area for the job itself.

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