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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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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 Home Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Potton

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potton

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Potton) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for unconventional , for example thatched or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potton

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Potton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Potton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Potton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Potton and noticed that the cellar floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify because the issues which a Potton surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and

costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Defective door frame

For the Potton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

An example defect for this is lintels which are sagging or missing above doors. All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Potton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are hoping to lease we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Potton Homebuyer Report give details on on electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Potton a surveyor should usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Potton.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Potton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same.

If the Potton property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Potton property's condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potton Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a apartment in Potton and noticed that the cellar floor was uneven, could this be evidence of subsidence? How could this affect the property, and what can be done to remedy subsidence if it is identified?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. Recently built homes, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. In some older homes cracks are revealed in warmer weather that close up in the Winter when the materials contract, absorbing more moisture.

In some cases, subsidence or movement is challenging to identify because the issues which a Potton surveyor will seek to find could comfortably be caused by a number of factors. A sudden, severe shift in weather can also impact a house susceptible to further settlement, possibly as a result of lower-quality materials.

Identifying what has caused the subsidence is a necessary first step. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Willow trees, for example, are often the culprits of serious subsidence. Buyers are often surprised to learn that a willow tree should be planted no neared than 40m from a home. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. Underpinning the foundations will usually stop the foundations from further movement. It is, however, a time-consuming and



costly process. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, to remedy both the causes of the subsidence and the resulting damage to the property itself.

Defective door frame

For the Potton HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of an red light rating defects impacting 'E6 - Outside doors' ?

An example defect for this is lintels which are sagging or missing above doors. All doors leading outside are checked if keys are present, but they cannot otherwise be forced open. Broadly speaking, the seal condition of double glazing is covered.

The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read. As buyers in Potton are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. Your property surveyor will mark each aspect of the property included in Section E with either a green, orange or red rating, to indicate to what extent each defect requires attention. Red, or condition rating 3, defects are serious, or require immediate attention. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the property. If a property does not have a porch or conservatory, for example, these aspects of the report will be omitted.

Shocking Electrics

When we visited the thirties house we are hoping to lease we saw that there could be corrosion of the wiring - does a Potton Homebuyer Report give details on on electrical system condition?

During a Building Survey in Potton a surveyor should usually make a note on the overall electrical system if it is clear that the electrics are in an unsafe state of repair. Your surveyor should also give detail on possible problems relating to things like reporting on the category of the electrical fittings in bathrooms or verifying the condition of a sample of the range of light fittings and switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report carried out by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Potton.

The IEE strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

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