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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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What building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Limbury

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Limbury

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Limbury) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Limbury

    This is a professional valuation . This report is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Limbury property's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Limbury home survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos during the Limbury survey and should inform you of the options.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am intending to move into, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Homebuyer Report in Limbury report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Building Survey in Limbury a surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor should also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as checking the condition of fixed electrical appliances like storage heaters or where to find the meter and fuse board . Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Limbury and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Limbury property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out an extension, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a thorough analysis of the Limbury property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Limbury Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a property's foundations can create difficulties, with subsidence being a common example. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Limbury property's foundations, forcing them inward. Steps like ensuring that the ground level declines away from the house 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.

Asbestos roof tiles

A local builder informed me there is a risk of asbestos insulation being found in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. boilers. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good fire retarding properties, it may be found in boiler cupboard.

All forms are ultimately dangerous and can lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to remove asbestos. Professional advice should be sought without delay.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Limbury home survey. Your surveyor will mention suspected asbestos during the Limbury survey and should inform you of the options.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the building I am intending to move into, it looked like there was evidence of an overload of the fuses; does Homebuyer Report in Limbury report on electrical system condition?

When performing a Building Survey in Limbury a surveyor will usually comment on the condition of the electrics if it is clear that they are in a dangerous state. A Chartered surveyor should also provide detail on potential areas for concern such as checking the condition of fixed electrical appliances like storage heaters or where to find the meter and fuse board . Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will be part of the survey.

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