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Building
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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 Property Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Northamptonshire

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Northamptonshire

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Northamptonshire) is also conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Northamptonshire

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northamptonshire and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Northamptonshire property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Northamptonshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the dining room door frame was skewed when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.

Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I want to acquire, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Northamptonshire Homebuyer Report your surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a general check of the accessible sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of miniature circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there is a possibility of asbestos pipe lagging insulation situated in the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Northamptonshire go into it?

Properties constructed prior to the mid eighties will most likely include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken however, never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of asbestos will be expensive but absolutely must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Northamptonshire survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Northamptonshire and which would be cheaper?

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

If the Northamptonshire property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any alterations, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Northamptonshire property's general condition along with advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

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

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We saw that the dining room door frame was skewed when we last viewed the flat. What subsidence-related matters will the Surveyor review?

Subsidence is the movement of the foundations of a home which compromises its structural integrity. Most homes experience minor cracking which will not affect the building's structure. In general, homes are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. A sudden change in the weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Buyers should also be aware that a property may need to be monitored for several months before clear evidence of movement is found.



Shocking Electrics

When I went to see a sixties house I want to acquire, it looked like there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, does a the surveyor go into detail on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Northamptonshire Homebuyer Report your surveyor should usually remark on the overall electrical system if it looks like they are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include a general check of the accessible sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as possible problems relating to things like examining the condition of any fitted appliances, e.g. storage heaters or the state of miniature circuit breakers. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by an electrician should form part of the survey.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there is a possibility of asbestos pipe lagging insulation situated in the building. What is asbestos, is it dangerous and will the HomeBuyer Report in Northamptonshire go into it?

Properties constructed prior to the mid eighties will most likely include some asbestos based materials. Asbestos is a carcinogenic substance. Some types were commonly found in the building materials including flooring materials.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good heat resistance properties, it may be found in fireplace. Most of it was sourced from the US.

All forms including white are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a one fibre will not kill you.

If found, care should be taken however, never to break the asbestos. Professional advice should be sought ASAP. Professional removal of asbestos will be expensive but absolutely must be carried out by experts.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Northamptonshire survey. Your surveyor will note potential asbestos risks and will suggest experts are consulted.

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