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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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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Which Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Baldock

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Baldock

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Baldock) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Baldock

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Baldock and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Baldock property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Baldock property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Baldock Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are meaning to lease, the agent said that there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Baldock Building Survey your RICS surveyor should usually remark on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a visual check of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as checking the state of repair of fixed appliances, e.g. heaters or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor check any flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are exposed to flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before flooding occurs.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

House Prices

Is £185, 438 a good amount to be buying a flat close to SG7 in Baldock for and what considerations will a Baldock qualified RICS surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the modernity of the kitchen. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 838 - £26, 600 less than £185, 438. The average factoring in houses and flats was £278, 206. 14, Sanvignes Court, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BW was purchased for £186, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The RICS chartered surveyor should go to the property as well as considering the myriad of location related influences that can affect the value of property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Baldock and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Baldock property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Baldock property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Baldock Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the mid-century home we are meaning to lease, the agent said that there is an old fuse board - will a surveyor write anything on electrical system condition?

When conducting a Baldock Building Survey your RICS surveyor should usually remark on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous condition.

This should include a visual check of exposed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as potential areas for concern such as checking the state of repair of fixed appliances, e.g. heaters or checking the state of a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documents from any recent PIR handled by a suitably qualified electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).



Damage resulting from flooding

Would our property surveyor check any flooding?

It is estimated that over two million houses and flats are exposed to flooding damage. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a home survey will inform your decision. It is strongly recommended that the property is protected, before flooding occurs.

Flood water can enter a home through a number of routes, including air bricks, poorly fitted doors and windows, and seepage through external walls. The home survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

House Prices

Is £185, 438 a good amount to be buying a flat close to SG7 in Baldock for and what considerations will a Baldock qualified RICS surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the modernity of the kitchen. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 838 - £26, 600 less than £185, 438. The average factoring in houses and flats was £278, 206. 14, Sanvignes Court, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BW was purchased for £186, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The RICS chartered surveyor should go to the property as well as considering the myriad of location related influences that can affect the value of property.

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