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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northam

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northam

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Northam) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northam

    This is an independent valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Northam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northam property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Northam House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Northam, and think we saw signs of insects in the loft conversion - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Northam. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe dust mites, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Northam home survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Your will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This means things like the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas associated installations for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Should there be any external fittings they won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Northam and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Northam property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any major works, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap however it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Northam property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get a Northam House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Northam, and think we saw signs of insects in the loft conversion - Is a Full Structural Survey advisable?

Pests like dust mites may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Northam. Signs may not be obvious. As an example, cluster, or swarming flies, are often found in lofts and can be a serious, seasonal annoyance if not treated. Remedies to vermin can include removal or excision of affected timber. If you believe dust mites, or any pest, may be present, request that your surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos fireplace affecting the building. What is asbestos and what are the risks?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous material. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and are often found in the building materials e.g. insulating board. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in coatings spayed on beams. Technically all forms including Chrysotile are deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure. Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to disturb asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot confirm the existence asbestos on a Northam home survey. Your surveyor will mention the risk of asbestos risks and will recommend professional testing.

Gas flame

Does a chartered surveyor check the serviceability of the gas appliances?

Your will visually examine the accessible parts of the system. This means things like the mains gas installation at the property, as well as gas associated installations for example - ventilation of flue (if blocked). Should there be any external fittings they won't be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, if you have any worries relating to gas installations, call a gas safe engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties are harsh .

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