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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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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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Which Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hadleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hadleigh

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hadleigh) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hadleigh

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hadleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hadleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hadleigh property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Hadleigh and found cracks along the sitting room ceiling, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Hadleigh Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in recently built structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that

a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in Hadleigh, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the building survey consider water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Hadleigh and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. An awareness of characteristics of the Hadleigh area likely to affect the house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Hadleigh what does 'E9' include?

Quite a common example is contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Hadleigh are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hadleigh and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Hadleigh property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it does give an in-depth analysis of the Hadleigh property's condition along with an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a property in Hadleigh and found cracks along the sitting room ceiling, could this be evidence of subsidence? What are the risks, and what subsidence information does the Hadleigh Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a structure and its foundations. Subsidence and settlement are often confused. Settlement will often occur in recently built structures, and is rarely a cause for concern. The building's weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, this should quickly settle. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new structure after six months in order to make repairs.

Cracks that appear suddenly may suggest movement and subsidence. Signs of potential subsidence include new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that



a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Damage resulting from flooding

When intending to buy in Hadleigh, should we be worried about a flood risk, and will the building survey consider water damage, or if the garden have been affected?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of property owners in Hadleigh and across the country, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a house, such as via landscaping or paved areas sloping towards the property. An awareness of characteristics of the Hadleigh area likely to affect the house also enables the RICS surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The RICS surveyor may ask the residents about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Other external areas of the property

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Hadleigh what does 'E9' include?

Quite a common example is contact between the conservatory skirting and the soil. Miscellaneous external elements are including here that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E. Contact your surveyor if you require more information.

RICS HomeBuyer Reports are transparent, detailed surveys of residential property. As buyers in Hadleigh are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give house purchasers a clear understanding of the severity of defects uncovered during the survey.

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