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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ampthill

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ampthill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ampthill) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ampthill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ampthill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ampthill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Ampthill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ampthill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about vermin on the road. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Ampthill building may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Ampthill RICS surveyors will examine any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Central Bedfordshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider drainage? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Ampthill, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact rainfall can have on Ampthill houses is not considered. If you have investigated the residence in good weather, issues may have been hidden.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ampthill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ampthill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Ampthill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ampthill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A resident warned us about vermin on the road. Is a Property Survey advisable?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Ampthill building may not be raised during the conveyancing. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and affect the health of residents. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides and removal of infected furniture.



Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: industrial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Ampthill RICS surveyors will examine any structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your lawyer will conduct environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Central Bedfordshire Local Authority and give you the results of the search .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should we consider drainage? Also, if there is a problem, will they be costly to fix?

Both in Ampthill, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately the impact rainfall can have on Ampthill houses is not considered. If you have investigated the residence in good weather, issues may have been hidden.

The good news is that drainage problems are generally easy to repair fairly cheaply. However, if the drains are left untreated, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

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