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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 building survey is the correct choice for my prospective property purchase in Kimbolton?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Kimbolton

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home built from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Kimbolton

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Kimbolton) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Kimbolton

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Kimbolton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kimbolton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kimbolton property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Kimbolton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Kimbolton property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate value estimate the surveyor will relate to awareness of the Kimbolton property market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Kimbolton assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am interested to acquire it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Kimbolton survey advise the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Kimbolton Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a visual view of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as examining the nature of electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 18th Century farmhouse. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some purchasers would like to own a home with character, such as a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Buildings built with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Kimbolton's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. Speak to the surveyor for more detail.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a home in Kimbolton and which is cheaper?

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

If the Kimbolton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Kimbolton property's general condition and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get an instant Kimbolton Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a garage) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report on a Kimbolton property will contain an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. To ascertain an accurate value estimate the surveyor will relate to awareness of the Kimbolton property market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition.

Surveyors also examine construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials. Surveyors will disregard certain things like furnishings e.g. carpets.



Further Kimbolton assumptions, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like mining activity, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I am interested to acquire it appeared that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox; does Kimbolton survey advise the wiring and fusebox?

When conducting a Kimbolton Homebuyer Report your RICS surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it is clear that they are in an unsafe state of repair. This will include a visual view of the superficial parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. on top of concerns such as examining the nature of electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear. Verifying the location of the evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 18th Century farmhouse. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Some purchasers would like to own a home with character, such as a period conversion. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Buildings built with traditional methods can be a drain to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Kimbolton's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. Speak to the surveyor for more detail.

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