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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 do I need for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Long Sutton

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Long Sutton

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Long Sutton) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Long Sutton

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Long Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Long Sutton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Long Sutton property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Sutton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Long Sutton surveyors will flag up structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and South Holland Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A local builder has suggested subsidence is a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Long Sutton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century converted cow-house in Long Sutton. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Many buyers in Long Sutton would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a farmstead. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Long Sutton property showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Long Sutton listed buildings. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. Erected between 1328 and 1490, Court House in Long Sutton is a traditional hall of the time.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Long Sutton and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Long Sutton property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will offer an in-depth analysis of the Long Sutton property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get a Long Sutton Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites come in many shapes and sizes including inert rubbish disposal. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live within 1.5m of one!). Worries include chemicals like dioxins. Potential health issues for example congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Long Sutton surveyors will flag up structural defects connected with the landfill. Your lawyer will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases and South Holland Local Authority and advise you .

Wall cracks caused by subsidence


A local builder has suggested subsidence is a problem. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence-related matters will the Chartered Surveyor investigate?

Subsidence refers to the movement of a home and its foundations. Home buyers can confuse subsidence with settlement. Settlement usually occurs in recently built homes, and is rarely a cause for concern. Their weight can cause the ground beneath the foundations to compact, but this should settle after a short while. Heave is less common, and is caused by the death or removal of a large shrub or tree.

A relatively small number of issues are usually found to be the cause of movement to a property. Collapsed drains can cause subsidence by washing away or loosening subsoil. This is an example of groundwater subsidence. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries out, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home, with no underpinning required. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Long Sutton surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

Traditionally built property

We are buying a 17th Century converted cow-house in Long Sutton. What should be budgeted for maintenance?

Many buyers in Long Sutton would be interested in owning a home with character, such as a farmstead. Use of traditional methods, however, can be problematic. Long Sutton property showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Long Sutton listed buildings. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. Erected between 1328 and 1490, Court House in Long Sutton is a traditional hall of the time.

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