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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Whittlesey

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

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Whittlesey

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Whittlesey) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. timber wall or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Whittlesey

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Whittlesey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Whittlesey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Whittlesey property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Whittlesey Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a building next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Whittlesey will flag up structural problems connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Peterborough Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Stone block wall damage

Will a property in Whittlesey with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? Are there specific matters to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Whittlesey can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating mortar being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Whittlesey are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are interested to buy, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will the Whittlesey surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Whittlesey Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor will also focus on concerns such as where to find the meter or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Whittlesey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Whittlesey and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Whittlesey property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Whittlesey property's state of repair along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Whittlesey Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a building next to a rubbish dump

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including non-hazardous waste material. No one would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include methane gas generation. Potential health concerns like abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Whittlesey will flag up structural problems connected with the site. Your solicitor will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological data sets as well as Peterborough Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Stone block wall damage

Will a property in Whittlesey with stone walls generate lots of maintenance costs? Are there specific matters to consider, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

Ranging from Portland Hard Blue Limestone to Grey Dunhouse Sandstone, the stone used in a home's structure will impact maintenance. Problems which impact stone-built buildings in Whittlesey can vary greatly, with issues like deteriorating mortar being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Whittlesey are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, limestone can quickly deteriorate. Repair advice often includes fast replacement of any stones which have become loose.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we are interested to buy, it appeared that there is an old fuse board - will the Whittlesey surveyor report on any faults with the electrics?

When performing a Whittlesey Home Buyers Survey your RICS surveyor should add detail on the condition of the electrics if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory state of repair. A Home surveyor will also focus on concerns such as where to find the meter or checking the condition of a representative sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician should usually be part of the survey in Whittlesey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection should be carried out every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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