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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 select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chorleywood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chorleywood

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Chorleywood) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chorleywood

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Home Buyers Survey Chorleywood

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Chorleywood and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Chorleywood property is an apartment, or is a period 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 make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Chorleywood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chorleywood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Chorleywood HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Chorleywood that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying red brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Chorleywood surveyors sometimes reveal any number of problems for instance horizontal visible cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when buying a house built in around 1790? Will the age of the house be a problem?

Many purchasers plan to buy a home with character, such as a cottage. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue. Chorleywood property built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. Built in the 15th century, The Retreat, Turney's Orchard in Chorleywood is a fine example of a Medieval-period house.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Chorleywood and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Chorleywood property is an apartment, or is a period 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 make any major works, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it does offer a more detailed analysis of the Chorleywood property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Chorleywood Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour stated there may be a risk of blue asbestos paper lining in existence at the property. What is asbestos, what are the risks and will the home survey inspect it?

Asbestos is a carcinogenic fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has excellent fire retarding properties, it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms are ultimately carcinogenic and can lead to lung cancer or pleural disease following prolonged exposure. If discovered, one must be careful on no account to remove asbestos and professional advice must be taken as soon as possible.



Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a Chorleywood HomeBuyer report. However, surveyors will mention potential asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Damaged Render

What will my RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Chorleywood that I intend to purchase.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a kind of smooth render. Usually stucco render is applied to underlying red brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. The effect is very aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is often prone to defect and Chorleywood surveyors sometimes reveal any number of problems for instance horizontal visible cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the pressure from heavy loads such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be dear as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming rarer.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to think about when buying a house built in around 1790? Will the age of the house be a problem?

Many purchasers plan to buy a home with character, such as a cottage. Vernacular, or traditional, architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue. Chorleywood property built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Especially for listed buildings, Traditional building materials may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs. Built in the 15th century, The Retreat, Turney's Orchard in Chorleywood is a fine example of a Medieval-period house.

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