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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Fenstanton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Fenstanton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Fenstanton) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example cellared or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Fenstanton

    This is an impartial valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Fenstanton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Fenstanton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Fenstanton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fenstanton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

The local surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the mains gas installation where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The external fittings or housings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .

Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a flat in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Fenstanton homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Fenstanton Home Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the kitchen to a difficult-to-open kitchen window. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Fenstanton and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Fenstanton property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Fenstanton property's general condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Fenstanton House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor check out the safety of the gas installations?

The local surveyor will locate and visually look at the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the mains gas installation where relevant, as well as gas affiliated fittings for example - the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. The external fittings or housings will not be taken off. Needless to say, gas is potentially fatal, should you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 stipulate landlords have to carry out appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are criminal .



Landfill site near home

What should we be fearful of when purchasing a flat in the region a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill take many forms e.g. industrial rubbish disposal. No one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include complex organic chemicals. Potential health issues for example abdominal wall problems have been associated to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider structural issues linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will commission conveyancing searches of the British Geological database and South Cambridgeshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have learnt that Fenstanton homes built on clay soil can experience problems. Will the Fenstanton Home Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including shrinking of clay soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Visible results may be anything from minor wall cracks in the kitchen to a difficult-to-open kitchen window. Steps like avoiding planting trees too near the house, and pruning where necessary can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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