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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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What property survey is the best choice for my home purchase in Ketton?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ketton

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ketton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ketton) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ketton

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ketton and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ketton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Ketton property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ketton property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ketton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the sitting room when we last viewed the home. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Ketton should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, 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.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that

around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Ketton generate high upkeep costs for the owner? What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled property in Ketton. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Ketton are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Maintenance tips include.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to sticking doors. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil 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

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Ketton and of the 3, which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Ketton property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any major works on the Ketton property, you should you go for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Ketton property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain an instant Ketton Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw evidence of wall cracks in the sitting room when we last viewed the home. Is this a severe danger, and what subsidence-related matters will the RICS Surveyor review?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Ketton should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement.

Collapsed drains, including mains drains, 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.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. It has been estimated that



around 70% subsidence cases are caused by tree roots drawing moisture from the soil. Specialist geological and drain surveys may also be required as the movement of soil can sometimes crack drains or water mains.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled houses in Ketton generate high upkeep costs for the owner? What should we look in to, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

The sturdy appearance of stone walls may hide serious concerns. Issues including staining affect many stone-walled property in Ketton. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Ketton are regular and irregular. Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. Maintenance tips include.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Building Survey to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home will have an impact. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including groundwater level variations. Buyers should be vigilant for signs of clay soil subsidence or heave. Visible results may be anything from separation of the skirting board from the floor to sticking doors. Steps like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil 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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