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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Higham Ferrers

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Higham Ferrers

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Higham Ferrers) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for unconventional e.g. stone slab roof or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Higham Ferrers

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Higham Ferrers and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Higham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Higham Ferrers property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Higham Ferrers Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Higham Ferrers local surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.

Higham Ferrers based gas engineers include J P Hislop of 26 Silverdale Grove, Rushden, Northants Tel. 07831420675 and Antoni Montone of 35, Springfeild Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire Tel. 07747602159.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Higham Ferrers will include an independent valuation and also a rebuilding cost as part of the report. To work out an accurate value estimate the surveyor will call upon area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms. The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Higham Ferrers area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Higham Ferrers environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Defective door frame

On a Higham Ferrers HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. A door frame which has been installed back-to-front, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Higham Ferrers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Higham Ferrers and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Higham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out any works or an extension on the property, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Higham Ferrers property's state of repair in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Higham Ferrers Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Will a local surveyor look at the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your chartered surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the system. This will include the routing of any gas pipes at the home, in addition to gas related gas installations in the house e.g. ventilation of flue (if blocked). The Higham Ferrers local surveyor won't remove external fittings or housings nor will they conduct any tests whatsoever on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns relating to gas installations, contact a gas safe engineer.



Higham Ferrers based gas engineers include J P Hislop of 26 Silverdale Grove, Rushden, Northants Tel. 07831420675 and Antoni Montone of 35, Springfeild Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire Tel. 07747602159.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report in Higham Ferrers will include an independent valuation and also a rebuilding cost as part of the report. To work out an accurate value estimate the surveyor will call upon area knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. number of bedrooms. The surveyor will also consider materials used and draw upon other assumptions e.g. no contamination in or from ground. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Additional local Higham Ferrers area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Higham Ferrers environmental issues like nearby pubs, also being considered.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Defective door frame

On a Higham Ferrers HomeBuyer Report what can 'E6 - Outside doors' include?

All doors leading outside are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the seal condition of double glazing is covered. A door frame which has been installed back-to-front, for example, is included in Section E. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give home buyers in Higham Ferrers indicate how concerning each aspect of the report is.

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