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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Corby

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a home made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Corby

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Corby) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional such as timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Corby

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Corby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Corby property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Corby Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

In a Corby HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a house. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Corby house, omitting sections as necessary.

An example of this is rusted guttering. The drainage system is inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.

Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. Should we be concerned?

Properties constructed earlier than the 80's will contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including ironing boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos may be dear but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Corby building survey. They will note possible asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Corby that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Corby Homebuyer Reports commonly highlight issues like trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking requiring costly repairs. Other issues might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

For advice on render repair contact Gas Magic Ltd, 12, Flycatcher Road, Corby, NN18 8RW Tel. 0797 1341203

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Corby and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Corby property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Corby property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Corby Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Substandard guttering

In a Corby HomeBuyer Report, what are the usual an red light rating defects affecting rainwater pipes and gutters?

A condition rating of three is used to emphasise the most crucial repairs. They can include defects which compromise the structural integrity of a house. In some cases, an element covered under Section E may be marked as NI, or 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Corby house, omitting sections as necessary.

An example of this is rusted guttering. The drainage system is inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Other related matters are found elsewhere in the HomeBuyer Report possible defects such as blockages in sewer pipes.



Asbestos roof tiles

I am concerned that there is asbestos pipe lagging insulation being found in property. Should we be concerned?

Properties constructed earlier than the 80's will contain any number of materials containing asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous material. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials including ironing boards. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance qualities and it may be found in fire blankets. It is mainly found in Canada. Technically all forms including white ( Chrysotile) are deadly and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to remove the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. Getting rid of asbestos may be dear but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not test for asbestos during a Corby building survey. They will note possible asbestos and will recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What problems will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a spar dash rendered (stucco) regency house in Corby that I wish to buy.

Stucco is a specific type of render. Usually stucco is layered over brick hardens to a smooth flat finish. The coating is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency houses. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can have lime in it as well as a plastic under mesh to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Corby Homebuyer Reports commonly highlight issues like trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking requiring costly repairs. Other issues might include when the stucco has been taken down to ground level bypassing the DPC. Re-covering Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

For advice on render repair contact Gas Magic Ltd, 12, Flycatcher Road, Corby, NN18 8RW Tel. 0797 1341203

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