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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chelmsford

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when buying a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chelmsford

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Chelmsford) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard , for example thatched roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chelmsford

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Chelmsford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Chelmsford property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Chelmsford property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Chelmsford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Chelmsford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I expect to acquire it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Chelmsford the surveyor should remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a non invasive check of any revealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas e.g. confirming the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

House Prices

Is £277, 567 a good price to pay for a house in the centre of CM2 for and What things will a Chelmsford RICS chartered surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Chelmsford on a survey ?

A myriad of factors exist which could positively or negatively affect property values including the property's kerb appeal or if it is near a potential development. One method is to consider house values recorded in Chelmsford for similar houses.

This means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £275, 867, which is £1, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £243, 644. Red House, West Hanningfield Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8UB a detached house sold for £780, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

The RICS chartered surveyor should actually visit the building as well as considering the wealth of influences affecting the value of property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Chelmsford Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will pair in depth understanding of the Chelmsford market and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Chelmsford area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Chelmsford environmental issues like Chelmsford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Chelmsford and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Chelmsford property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations on the Chelmsford property, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Chelmsford property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Chelmsford Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I was shown a sixties house I expect to acquire it appeared that there is deterioration in the wiring and RCD unit; does the surveyor advise the general state of the electrical system?

When conducting a Home Buyers Survey in Chelmsford the surveyor should remark on the electrical system if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsafe state.

This will include a non invasive check of any revealed areas of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas e.g. confirming the category of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of the most recent PIR carried out by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) should be carried out every ten years (or every 5 if letting).



House Prices

Is £277, 567 a good price to pay for a house in the centre of CM2 for and What things will a Chelmsford RICS chartered surveyor consider when estimating house prices in Chelmsford on a survey ?

A myriad of factors exist which could positively or negatively affect property values including the property's kerb appeal or if it is near a potential development. One method is to consider house values recorded in Chelmsford for similar houses.

This means house prices completed in the 3rd quarter of 2012 was £275, 867, which is £1, 700 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £243, 644. Red House, West Hanningfield Road, West Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 8UB a detached house sold for £780, 000 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as part of the service.

The RICS chartered surveyor should actually visit the building as well as considering the wealth of influences affecting the value of property.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding permanent outbuildings) and how is it worked out

Chelmsford Homebuyer Reports a surveyor valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as standard. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will pair in depth understanding of the Chelmsford market and other things relating to the property e.g. state of repair Surveyors also examine certain fixtures and fittings and draw upon other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Chelmsford area assumptions, for example water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to any Chelmsford environmental issues like Chelmsford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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