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Valuation
Homebuyer
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berkhamsted

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berkhamsted

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Berkhamsted) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berkhamsted

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Berkhamsted and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Berkhamsted property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Berkhamsted property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Berkhamsted Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Victorian terrace looks in bad shape - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick Berkhamsted homes will be subject to diverse problems, such as frost damage. One particularly serious issue is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. RSK Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 32 Bronte Cl, Erith, DA8 1YB or 07840 097336.

For home purchasers in Berkhamsted seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would need to look into when planning to buy a building in Berkhamsted inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Berkhamsted surveyors need to possess knowledge of local factors and the relation may have on the home and its value. Values is typically significantly higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt However a large number are falling into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected inform you if the house is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Berkhamsted Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Witts Moloney Solicitors are based in 3 Marlowes Court, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1 1LE should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 0845 127 1333

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

Berkhamsted Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. size.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of parking or services, are made in addition to any environmental problems like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Berkhamsted and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Berkhamsted property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Berkhamsted property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Berkhamsted Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The rat-trap bond walls on this Victorian terrace looks in bad shape - what should we do? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick Berkhamsted homes will be subject to diverse problems, such as frost damage. One particularly serious issue is frost damage, which over time will cause bricks and mortar to disintegrate entirely. RSK Brickwork should be able to provide an estimate for repair work. Contact them at 32 Bronte Cl, Erith, DA8 1YB or 07840 097336.

For home purchasers in Berkhamsted seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like shiner bond describes bricks are laid horizontally as with more common bonds, but the with the wider face parallel to the wall.



Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would need to look into when planning to buy a building in Berkhamsted inside a conservation area?

There are 9, 300 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by local authorities. Berkhamsted surveyors need to possess knowledge of local factors and the relation may have on the home and its value. Values is typically significantly higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt However a large number are falling into poor condition for example - unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Surveyors are expected inform you if the house is/might be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Berkhamsted Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised by your legal representation. Unauthorised changes that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the solicitor. Witts Moloney Solicitors are based in 3 Marlowes Court, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP1 1LE should be prepared to give you some pointers. Tel: 0845 127 1333

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

Berkhamsted Homebuyer Reports a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation as well as a Reinstatement Cost. To fully consider an accurate estimate of the value of the building your chartered surveyor will take into account local property market knowledge and other factors about the property e.g. size.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and draw upon other assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area assumptions, such as use of parking or services, are made in addition to any environmental problems like flood plains, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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