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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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Which Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Finedon

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a home made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Finedon

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Finedon) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Finedon

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Finedon and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Finedon property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Finedon property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Finedon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Finedon and saw that the sitting room door frame was skewed. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the justification to order the full structural survey when looking into a substantially modified terraced townhouse in Finedon as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally described as Structural Surveys by house buyers - they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys If contemplating the buying of an unconventional Finedon home, for example a period house, this is now the most appropriate RICS survey. It will detail comprehensive and notable information about the homes standard of construction and repair and any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are certain no go areas with a property survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Finedon house - such as removing loft contents. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be assessed during the survey.

Conservation area

Are there any things I would be advised to verify when intending to buy a period property in Finedon in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Surveyors in Finedon must have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have with the building and its value. Values will be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of conservation areas resisting change. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Finedon Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Finedon and of the 3, which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Finedon property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap but it will offer a thorough analysis of the Finedon property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Finedon Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a flat in Finedon and saw that the sitting room door frame was skewed. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey review?

Subsidence is movement in a home's foundations. In most situations, subsidence can be repaired. Heave is less common, and may result from the removal of a tree or shrub.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. Collapsed mains drainage pipes can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Inside the house, keep an eye out for doors and windows that are more difficult to open.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. It has been estimated that around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.



Building Surveys on houses

I don't quite see the justification to order the full structural survey when looking into a substantially modified terraced townhouse in Finedon as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although conventionally described as Structural Surveys by house buyers - they are no longer offered by Surveyors and are superseded by Building Surveys If contemplating the buying of an unconventional Finedon home, for example a period house, this is now the most appropriate RICS survey. It will detail comprehensive and notable information about the homes standard of construction and repair and any technical details, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the main building and permanent outbuildings.

There are certain no go areas with a property survey insofar as a qualified surveyor will not be able to (unless safe to do so) open up the fabric of the of the Finedon house - such as removing loft contents. Permanent external structures or buildings will also be assessed during the survey.

Conservation area

Are there any things I would be advised to verify when intending to buy a period property in Finedon in conservation area ?

There are thousands official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by the local council. Surveyors in Finedon must have local knowledge of relevant local considerations and the connection they have with the building and its value. Values will be higher than non conservation area equivalents because of conservation areas resisting change. However a large number have fallen into shoddy condition for example - the removal front garden walls

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property is/might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Finedon Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments to the building will also be advised in your survey but these are really more a concern for your legal adviser.

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