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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 property survey is right for my potential home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in St Neots

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in St Neots

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in St Neots) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this survey for non standard property such as timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in St Neots

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Neots and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the St Neots property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the St Neots property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a St Neots Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a flat close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial rubbish. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in St Neots will notice structural defects resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Huntingdonshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it necessary to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a derelict seventies top floor maisonette in St Neots?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified maisonette of standard construction materials. The RICS Building Survey is the proper one to go for in relation to the maisonette described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is emailed and posted to the prospective purchaser detailing any salient insight on the materials used for the construction of the home.

You should be aware of certain limitations exist with the survey because your local St Neots surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the building for example, or assess heating installations. Permanent outside buildings will also be assessed during the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in St Neots include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a valuation and a rebuilding cost. In order to determine the market value the valuer will refer to knowledge of St Neots and other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate materials used and use other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further area conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in St Neots and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the St Neots property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the St Neots property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get a St Neots Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be aware of when purchasing a flat close to a refuse tip

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste e.g. commercial rubbish. Understandably, no one ideally wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns include methane gas generation. Health issues such as congenital birth defects have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveys in St Neots will notice structural defects resulting from the site. Your conveyancer will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as Huntingdonshire Local Authority and inform you if the search uncovers a local landfill site .



Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it necessary to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a derelict seventies top floor maisonette in St Neots?

Full Structural Surveys are now known as Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a mid 20th century of later unmodified maisonette of standard construction materials. The RICS Building Survey is the proper one to go for in relation to the maisonette described. Approximately 3 days after an exhaustive survey of any accessible parts, a report (set out in the surveyor's individual format) is emailed and posted to the prospective purchaser detailing any salient insight on the materials used for the construction of the home.

You should be aware of certain limitations exist with the survey because your local St Neots surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the building for example, or assess heating installations. Permanent outside buildings will also be assessed during the survey.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a Building survey in St Neots include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report will contain a valuation and a rebuilding cost. In order to determine the market value the valuer will refer to knowledge of St Neots and other factors about the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also evaluate materials used and use other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. Surveyors will ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further area conjectures, such as there being no disputes between occupiers or services, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

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