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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bracebridge Heath

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bracebridge Heath

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bracebridge Heath) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bracebridge Heath

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bracebridge Heath and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Bracebridge Heath property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bracebridge Heath property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Bracebridge Heath House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a home proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Bracebridge Heath will examine any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to North Kesteven Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. For a Bracebridge Heath property, one example could be a dropped, rotating or leaning arch. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence could be a problem affecting the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Bracebridge Heath and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Bracebridge Heath surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Bracebridge Heath and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same.

If the Bracebridge Heath property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations on the property, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a thorough analysis of the Bracebridge Heath property's general condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Bracebridge Heath House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of when purchasing a home proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse disposal. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Bracebridge Heath will examine any structural issues connected with the landfill. Your conveyancing solicitor will commission conveyancing and environmental searches of the Environmental Agency data sets in addition to North Kesteven Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



External walls

In the HomeBuyer Report, what might 'E4' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house buyers a clear understanding of to what extent any problems or notable points may negatively impact the property. For a Bracebridge Heath property, one example could be a dropped, rotating or leaning arch. The surveyor's report on the condition of the external walls will consider all visible defects, an in-depth building survey may be required if serious foundational issues are suspected. Observations on the Damp Proof Course are also reported here.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The vendor suggested subsidence could be a problem affecting the house. What subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. New buildings in Bracebridge Heath and properties with new structural alterations will be particularly susceptible.

Cracks that appear quickly could indicate subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which begins to rot, can also undermine the foundations. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. 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. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Bracebridge Heath surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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