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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bedfordshire

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bedfordshire

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bedfordshire) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard property such as wood frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bedfordshire

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bedfordshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bedfordshire property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bedfordshire property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bedfordshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. There are two kinds of lime-based mortar, hydraulic and non-hydraulic. It essential that the type of mortar be identified before any work be attempted. Advice for better

upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are planning to purchase a residence in Bedfordshire, does the chartered surveyor look for any flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and owning a residential property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding begins, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Bedfordshire area likely to affect the property also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in a doer-upper period cottage property in Bedfordshire - is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. The Building Survey is the correct survey to choose if planning to buy an unusual house like an older house in Bedfordshire. This type of survey sets out thorough and relevant professional advice in relation to the buildings construction on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Bedfordshire and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same survey.

If the Bedfordshire property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Bedfordshire property's state of repair as well as an opinion on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Bedfordshire House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can Ham Hill stone-built homes be hard to upkeep. What should we look in to?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of property. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Both regular or irregular stone can be mortared with lime-based mortar. There are two kinds of lime-based mortar, hydraulic and non-hydraulic. It essential that the type of mortar be identified before any work be attempted. Advice for better



upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Damage resulting from flooding

We are planning to purchase a residence in Bedfordshire, does the chartered surveyor look for any flood damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record, and owning a residential property in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. It is strongly recommended that a home is protected, before flooding begins, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. An awareness of characteristics of the Bedfordshire area likely to affect the property also enables the property surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Building Surveys on houses

We are investing in a doer-upper period cottage property in Bedfordshire - is it best to opt for a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey is now known as the Building Survey. The Building Survey is the correct survey to choose if planning to buy an unusual house like an older house in Bedfordshire. This type of survey sets out thorough and relevant professional advice in relation to the buildings construction on top of any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough inspection of any accessible parts.

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Recent Bedfordshire Surveyor Reports

  • Older plaster ceilings in need of repairs

    By Scott Oke November 7th, 2012

    Before the introduction of plasterboard, lath and plaster ceilings were formed by applying plaster over narrow wooden strips known as laths, fixed to the underside of the ceiling joists.   The quality of the plaster was variable to poor, often being reinforced with horse...

  • Buyer advised to take down chimney stack

    By Scott Oke September 29th, 2012

    A recent home survey unearthed a particularly destructive example of poor construction, in the form of a chimney stack which penetrated the rear roof slope of the property. The extent of the damage was such that, in the chartered surveyor's opinion, the chimney would have to be pulled down and...