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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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What property survey is right for my potential property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Thrapston

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are purchasing a home built from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Thrapston

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Thrapston) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey when buying a non standard e.g. timber wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Thrapston

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Thrapston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thrapston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Thrapston property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Thrapston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. They will note potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the sitting room floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor consider?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Often, homes in Thrapston are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a window frame. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Substandard guttering

In a Thrapston HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. This section does not include suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Too few roof drains is an example. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Thrapston residence, omitting sections as necessary.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Thrapston and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Thrapston property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Thrapston property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not obtain a Thrapston Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The seller's agent said there might be asbestos boards around windows at the building. What are the issues with asbestos, what are the remedial options and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance. Some types may be in building materials including pipe lagging. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in pipe insulation.

All forms are ultimately carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered not to displace asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors will not confirm the existence asbestos as part of the survey. They will note potential asbestos and will suggest further investigation.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We noticed that the sitting room floor was uneven, is this subsidence? What subsidence-related matters will the Property Surveyor consider?

Movement of the foundations of a structure is called subsidence. Often, homes in Thrapston are built with a variety of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Many buildings develop superficial cracks in a window frame. This could be due to changes in temperature and humidity. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise the structure. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Substandard guttering

In a Thrapston HomeBuyer Report what can 'E3' include?

The rainwater goods are inspected by eye with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. This section does not include suspected issues relating to a combined heating and water system. Too few roof drains is an example. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green the impact on the property individual defects may have. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. The HomeBuyer Report has a standard format, which the surveyor will complete according to the nuances of the particular Thrapston residence, omitting sections as necessary.

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