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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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What Home Survey should I choose for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barton Seagrave

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barton Seagrave

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barton Seagrave) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone slab roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Barton Seagrave

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barton Seagrave and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barton Seagrave property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Barton Seagrave property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barton Seagrave House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveys in Barton Seagrave will note structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Kettering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report investigate indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Barton Seagrave will be secure against floods, and the value of a home in Barton Seagrave in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including patio doors. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in Barton Seagrave and found that the living room door frame was skewed. What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Barton Seagrave and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Barton Seagrave property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Barton Seagrave property's general condition and it includes information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Barton Seagrave House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when purchasing a building next to a rubbish tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic waste disposal. No one ideally wants to live near one (most people do live within 1.5m of one!). Concerns might include bacterial decomposition resulting in methane .

Surveys in Barton Seagrave will note structural defects resulting from the landfill. Your legal representative will conduct environmental searches of the Landmark database in addition to Kettering Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .



Damage resulting from flooding

Does a HomeBuyer Report investigate indications of flood damage, or whether flooding has affected nearby homes?

Unfortunately, distance from water or height above sea level is no guarantee that a home in Barton Seagrave will be secure against floods, and the value of a home in Barton Seagrave in an at-risk area may be impacted. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including patio doors. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The property surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are planning to buy a home in Barton Seagrave and found that the living room door frame was skewed. What options are to available to remedy this?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a building, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Generally, a builder will return to a new building after some months in order to repair settlement damage.

There are several frequently-occurring causes of subsidence. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by trees. Inside, keep an eye out for fresh cracks in brick or plaster.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

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