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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wellingborough

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wellingborough

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Wellingborough) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched roof or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wellingborough

    This is a professional valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wellingborough and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Wellingborough property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Wellingborough Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Wellingborough. Is there any Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick homes experience a number of issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to DPC failure. A defect requiring immediate attention is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Stuart Adam, 19 Webb La, Birmingham, B28 0EB on 07836 771640 for a quote for repair work.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos was not banned until 1999 and property constructed before that may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. It is mainly found in South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of it will probably be dear and must always be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Wellingborough survey. They will note possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a property near Beacon Hill Motte Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Beacon Hill Motte Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of interest are Ditchford Bridge, Manorial Earthworks and Roman Station.. The RICS valuer will include all local criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Wellingborough. Refer to the English Heritage website for further information on Beacon Hill Motte Castle.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Wellingborough and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

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

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Wellingborough property's condition as well as including advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Wellingborough Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We want to put in an offer on a place in Wellingborough. Is there any Scottish bond guidelines for upkeep we should be aware of??

Brick homes experience a number of issues. This could be anything from badly applied render to DPC failure. A defect requiring immediate attention is brick rot, resulting from decades of exposure to condensation or damp at ground level. A local builder should be able to assist. Call Stuart Adam, 19 Webb La, Birmingham, B28 0EB on 07836 771640 for a quote for repair work.

Other aspects of a property which may feature decorative include ornate Della Robbia bond paving. It may be appropriate to renegotiate the price of a property if a survey reveals even superficial brick wall problems.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller has mentioned there is flaky white asbestos wall panelling present in the flat. What is asbestos, are there any health risks, can it be treated and does the survey look at this?

Asbestos was not banned until 1999 and property constructed before that may contain asbestos. Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous structured mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials for example asbestos blocks. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in asbestos packing in stud walls. It is mainly found in South Africa. Technically all forms are ultimately deadly and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken on no account to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought as soon as possible. Getting rid of it will probably be dear and must always be carried out by professionals.

Surveyors do not verify the presence of asbestos on a Wellingborough survey. They will note possible asbestos risks and will recommend relevant tests.

English Heritage

I am intending to buy a property near Beacon Hill Motte Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Beacon Hill Motte Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local interest often add to the desirability of an area. Examples of other nearby sites of interest are Ditchford Bridge, Manorial Earthworks and Roman Station.. The RICS valuer will include all local criteria when carrying out the homebuyer report in Wellingborough. Refer to the English Heritage website for further information on Beacon Hill Motte Castle.

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