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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Woburn

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woburn

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Woburn) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for non standard e.g. box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woburn

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Woburn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Woburn property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Woburn property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Woburn House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Woburn, and think we saw signs of vermin in the loft. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning. If you believe house longhorn beetle, or any pest, may be present, request that your Woburn surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should be aware of if buying a converted flat in Woburn in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any effect they have with the property and its value. The value of homes is generally significantly higher owing to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to note if the property looks like it may be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but sitting room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the house. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Woburn and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Woburn property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, however it does give an in-depth analysis of the Woburn property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Woburn House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Woburn, and think we saw signs of vermin in the loft. Do we need a RICS surveyor?

Properties are generally free of pest problems, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. Regrettably, pest problems can impact a home's worth and carry serious health risks. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, dust mites make they habitation in furnishings and bedding, and are a common source of allergies. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include professional cleaning. If you believe house longhorn beetle, or any pest, may be present, request that your Woburn surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I should be aware of if buying a converted flat in Woburn in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local authority. Your surveyor must possess sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any effect they have with the property and its value. The value of homes is generally significantly higher owing to them retaining original features. However many conservation areas have fallen into a state of neglect e.g. ugly satellite dishes

RICS surveyors can be expected to note if the property looks like it may be so designated and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted as part of the legal process. Unapproved adjustments to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a concern for your conveyancer.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of there are no cracks in the brickwork outside, but sitting room floor dips noticeably when we last viewed the house. What can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle under their own weight. In the case of new builds, the builder should return to a new home after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include sticking doors or windows.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

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