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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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Which HomeBuyers Survey is right for my intended house purchase in Boreham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boreham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boreham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Boreham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boreham

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boreham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Boreham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Boreham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Boreham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

In a Boreham HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be investigated. Broken stucco render is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers in Boreham a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures e.g. balanced flues. A Boreham qualified RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings and he or she won't do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Do I need to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a converted, Victorian converted flat in Boreham?

The Full Structural Survey is now dubbed the Building Survey. If buying an unusual property such as a structurally modified flat in Boreham, the Building Survey is the right survey to choose to go for. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Boreham home built out of typical building materials. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of any accessible parts, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to the buyer detailing any critical insight on the condition of the building.

There will be a few limitations with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Boreham flat, an example being the removing secured hatches. Over and above house surveys, flats, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected. A surveyor is only able to look into the flat itself although he/she exist shared parts of the property e.g. lifts. For more information and a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports click surveys compared.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boreham and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Boreham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Boreham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Boreham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

In a Boreham HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate Importantly, the possible use of asbestos components will be investigated. Broken stucco render is an example.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers in Boreham a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, unlike some more complex survey reports. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Where the surveyor is unable to gain access to some areas, e.g. the roof of a block of flats, these aspects of the report will not be completed.



Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor examine the serviceability of the gas flues?

A surveyor will locate and visually survey the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the location of the meter as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fixtures e.g. balanced flues. A Boreham qualified RICS surveyor won't remove the external fittings and he or she won't do any tests of any kind on the gas system. Of course, gas can be hazardous, should there be any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Do I need to opt for a full structural survey prior to purchasing a converted, Victorian converted flat in Boreham?

The Full Structural Survey is now dubbed the Building Survey. If buying an unusual property such as a structurally modified flat in Boreham, the Building Survey is the right survey to choose to go for. The HomeBuyer Report has enough detail for a non period Boreham home built out of typical building materials. Around 3 days following a thorough survey of any accessible parts, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to the buyer detailing any critical insight on the condition of the building.

There will be a few limitations with any survey insofar as a chartered surveyor wont be able to, unless safe to do so and with consent from the owner, force or open up the fabric of the Boreham flat, an example being the removing secured hatches. Over and above house surveys, flats, by their very nature, mean the whole building cant easily be inspected. A surveyor is only able to look into the flat itself although he/she exist shared parts of the property e.g. lifts. For more information and a breakdown of Building Surveys and HomeBuyer reports click surveys compared.

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