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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Elmswell

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Elmswell

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Elmswell) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Opt for this for unconventional such as mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Elmswell

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

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    Edmunds Rd, Buxhall, Stowmarket, IP14

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Elmswell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Elmswell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmswell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Elmswell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Elmswell make for property built with rat-trap bond walls? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Elmswell brick-walled houses can show signs of distinct issues. For example, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and may require immediate attention. Ashford Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01795 842173 or Unit R/Newington Ind Est/London Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 7NU.

One example is header bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Elmswell houses.

Deteriorated timber

On a Elmswell HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements are reported on. Moisture penetration in stucco is one defect applicable to this section. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Elmswell inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Elmswell surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and the effect may have with the building. The value of homes is typically higher as a result of them being preserved. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Elmswell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Haywards are based in 7-9 Tavern Street, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PJ might be able to help. Tel: 01449 613 631

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Elmswell and which is cheaper?

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

If the Elmswell property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out major works, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Elmswell property's general condition and it includes information on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Elmswell House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What recommendations will a property surveyor in Elmswell make for property built with rat-trap bond walls? Is brick more susceptible to the weather?

Elmswell brick-walled houses can show signs of distinct issues. For example, rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered and may require immediate attention. Ashford Brickwork may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 01795 842173 or Unit R/Newington Ind Est/London Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne, ME9 7NU.

One example is header bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Elmswell houses.



Deteriorated timber

On a Elmswell HomeBuyer Report what impact can a an red light rating have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate The condition of decorations to all joinery elements are reported on. Moisture penetration in stucco is one defect applicable to this section. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. RICS have mandated a specific format for the HomeBuyer Report to aid the creation of a useful and comprehensive report for both surveyors and home buyers. As a result, some sections may not be relevant to every property, such as reporting on the condition of the roof of a ground floor flat.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we should be conscious of when planning to buy a period property in Elmswell inside a conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Elmswell surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and the effect may have with the building. The value of homes is typically higher as a result of them being preserved. However a large number are falling into a state of neglect for example - the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors will advise whether the building looks like it may be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Elmswell Homebuyer Report will advise further investigations are raised by your solicitor. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be noted in the survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Haywards are based in 7-9 Tavern Street, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14 1PJ might be able to help. Tel: 01449 613 631

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