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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 building survey is the right choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Uppingham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property constructed from standard materials such as tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Uppingham

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Uppingham) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Uppingham

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Uppingham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Uppingham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works on the Uppingham property, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Uppingham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Uppingham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a property in Uppingham. Does the Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Uppingham home, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the living room ceiling to a sticking door in the living room. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Uppingham, your surveyor will consider the impact

the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Property employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. Contact your surveyor for further advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Uppingham building surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by Uppingham buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to fascias, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist in Uppingham with accreditation can provide a quote.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Uppingham and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Uppingham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any major works on the Uppingham property, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Uppingham property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Uppingham Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be the source of maintenance problems? I am buying a property in Uppingham. Does the Property Survey cover this, and what defects will be reported on?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Uppingham home, with subsidence being a common example. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from cracks along the living room ceiling to a sticking door in the living room. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Uppingham, your surveyor will consider the impact



the soil composition has had, and may have, on the home. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a converted stable. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many purchasers would like to own a home with character. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Property employing traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for Grade I listed property, Traditional building materials may be required. Contact your surveyor for further advice.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The next-door neighbour mentioned that the had been issues with amateur repairs, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What does the Uppingham building surveyor investigate during the survey?

Questions like this are often asked of house surveyors by Uppingham buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to roofing problems. All parts of the roof must be considered during the survey. This can include anything from tie beams to fascias, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A roofing specialist in Uppingham with accreditation can provide a quote.

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