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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stowmarket

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property built from standard materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stowmarket

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Stowmarket) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard , for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stowmarket

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stowmarket and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stowmarket property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Stowmarket property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stowmarket Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Property Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Stowmarket that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Stowmarket Homebuyer Reports can discover any number of problems such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other potential problems might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking

under the roof joists. Remedying problems may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider rainwater goods? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Stowmarket, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on homes is not considered. As an example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage can often mean that the gutters are blocked, and may lead to damage to foundations. In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Stowmarket house appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences? Is age a factor?

Brick structures indicate diverse problems. This could be anything from badly applied render to frost damaged pointing. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A D S Bricklaying & Stonework Specialists may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01934 852511 or Brookside Cottage/Bath Road, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DN.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Stowmarket and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stowmarket property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This survey is not as cheap, however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Stowmarket property's condition as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get an instant Stowmarket Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will a Property Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency house in Stowmarket that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is just a form of render. Typically stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Stucco is often problematic and Stowmarket Homebuyer Reports can discover any number of problems such as when movement of the underlying wall results in cracks. Other potential problems might result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking



under the roof joists. Remedying problems may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it to consider rainwater goods? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Both in Stowmarket, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the effect which rain has on homes is not considered. As an example, leaves or other vegetation causing a blockage can often mean that the gutters are blocked, and may lead to damage to foundations. In most cases, guttering issues are generally easy to remedy, unless they are poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The handmade bricks on this Stowmarket house appears to have several cracks. What are the possible consequences? Is age a factor?

Brick structures indicate diverse problems. This could be anything from badly applied render to frost damaged pointing. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is extensive damp where water has been drawn in through or between poorly fitted brickwork. A D S Bricklaying & Stonework Specialists may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01934 852511 or Brookside Cottage/Bath Road, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DN.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider alternating courses of brick and stone, e.g. flint. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

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