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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 HomeBuyers Survey is the best choice for my prospective property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Oundle

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a property built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Oundle

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Oundle) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional such as thatched homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Oundle

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Oundle property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oundle property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Oundle Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a house surveyor search for water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive water damage caused by flooding, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Conservation area

Will there be any considerations I would need to on guard for if planning to buy a flat in Oundle in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local councils.

Your surveyor must have local knowledge of relevant local issues and the bearing they have with the building. Values is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being preserved. However a large number are falling into poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks to be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor. Vincent Sykes are a local firm situated at 4 West Street, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EF should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01832 272971

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Oundle builder said subsidence could be a problem affecting the flat. Is this a urgent concern, and what subsidence information does the Oundle Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Additionally, most homes in Oundle are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Oundle surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Oundle property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Oundle property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get a Oundle Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a house surveyor search for water damage?

Soil-clogged drainage, rain and overflowing waterways can all result in extensive water damage caused by flooding, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. Less expensive preventative measures include door guards. Also included on Environment Agency's flood warning are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

Conservation area


Will there be any considerations I would need to on guard for if planning to buy a flat in Oundle in the vicinity of conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are over 9, 000 of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local councils.

Your surveyor must have local knowledge of relevant local issues and the bearing they have with the building. Values is generally higher than non conservation area equivalents due to them being preserved. However a large number are falling into poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to inform you whether the property looks to be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are conducted by your solicitor. Out of keeping changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor. Vincent Sykes are a local firm situated at 4 West Street, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8 4EF should be prepared to tell you what to look out for. Tel: 01832 272971

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Oundle builder said subsidence could be a problem affecting the flat. Is this a urgent concern, and what subsidence information does the Oundle Home Buyers Survey include?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a structure, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building. Additionally, most homes in Oundle are constructed from a range of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by leaks. In extreme environmental conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence. This is not usually a concern in England and Wales however.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Oundle surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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