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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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Do you need a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Yaxley

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home built from conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Yaxley

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Yaxley) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. a thatched roof property.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Yaxley

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Yaxley property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Yaxley property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Yaxley Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence information does the Yaxley house survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed on a reasonable budget. Many homes in Yaxley are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees

should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we should consider when intending to buy a flat in Yaxley near a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the building. Property Prices is, more often than not, enhanced due to conservation areas being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will note if the planned purchase looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Out of keeping modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can cause difficulties for homes in Yaxley. Will a Yaxley Building Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Yaxley house will have an impact. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Yaxley, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Yaxley property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it will give you a thorough analysis of the Yaxley property's state of repair in addition to advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Yaxley Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The seller suggested subsidence is an issue. What subsidence information does the Yaxley house survey include?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. Fortunately, subsidence can be fixed on a reasonable budget. Many homes in Yaxley are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

This issue can occur in areas with soil with a high sand content, as this soil is more easily washed away by flooding. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the soil dries, this organic matter will begin to rot and become unstable. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

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. Maple, lime and horse chestnut trees



should planted no closer than 20m to the property itself. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. A surveyor will be able to recommend who to speak to about the best course of action, when it comes to tree removal.

Conservation area

Will there be any problems we should consider when intending to buy a flat in Yaxley near a conservation area, particularly in relation to house prices?

There are around ten thousand of conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors are required by RICS to have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any bearing may have with the building. Property Prices is, more often than not, enhanced due to conservation areas being unspoilt.

Property surveyors will note if the planned purchase looks to be in a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional due diligence and enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Out of keeping modifications that do not have Local Authority approval may be commented on, however these should be investigated by the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have read that clay soil can cause difficulties for homes in Yaxley. Will a Yaxley Building Survey look into this?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Yaxley house will have an impact. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. For example, minor wall cracks in the bedroom may be benign, or a clue prompting a more thorough investigation. When performing your Home Buyers Survey in Yaxley, your surveyor will consider the impact the soil composition has had, and may have, on the house. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

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