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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Willingham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Willingham

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Willingham) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for unconventional such as cellared houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Willingham

    This is an independent valuation . This report is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Willingham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Willingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Willingham property's condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Willingham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Willingham home built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the Willingham Building Survey to mention this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Willingham house. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.

Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this property is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor check any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Willingham, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Willingham enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The property surveyor may ask the residents if the house in Willingham has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Conservatory

For the Willingham HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.

E7 elements are visually inspected. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. Fastener problems with a conservatory roof, for example, would be reported here.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Willingham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Willingham property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Willingham property's condition as well as including advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Willingham Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying a Willingham home built in the mid 40s, but it has clay foundations. Can we expect the Willingham Building Survey to mention this?

Soil composition can have a measurable impact on a Willingham house. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. Given the moisture content does have such a great affect of clay-rich soil, owners should be aware that defects can arise if environmental conditions change. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a house's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as keeping standing water on the property in check, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Small areas of very wet soil can just as easily warp foundations, so care must be taken to ensure the overall moisture level of the clay soil around the foundations stays consistent.



Damage resulting from flooding

We understand this property is located near a river. Is there a major flood risk? Would our property surveyor check any water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flood damage, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. Both house buyers and home owners in areas at risk of flooding are right to be worried. A flood risk alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house in Willingham, such as via air bricks.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house in Willingham enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The property surveyor may ask the residents if the house in Willingham has previously flooded. Note that the response to such enquires should not be exclusively relied upon.

Conservatory

For the Willingham HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a Condition rating 2 have on conservatory and porches?

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for home buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a residence. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Amber, or condition rating 2, defects will need to be repaired or replaced at some point, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep.

E7 elements are visually inspected. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows should also be reported on. Fastener problems with a conservatory roof, for example, would be reported here.

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