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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunmow

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunmow

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dunmow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunmow

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dunmow and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Dunmow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Dunmow property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Dunmow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to be wary of if planning to buy a converted house in Dunmow near a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the property. Property Prices are usually greater as a result of them being in their original state. However many conservation areas have fallen into a poor state for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise you if the house looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Wade and Davies are based in 28 High Street, Epping Forest, Essex, CM6 1AH should be happy to advise further. Tel: 01371 872 816

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your surveyor will refer to experience of property in Dunmow and other things relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey won't 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. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any significant legal issues for example planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Dunmow area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or service connections, are made in addition to any Dunmow environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Dunmow surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dunmow and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Dunmow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Dunmow property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Dunmow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Will there be any concerns I would need to be wary of if planning to buy a converted house in Dunmow near a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas throughout the country which are designated by local councils. Your surveyor need to possess relevant knowledge of relevant local factors and the bearing they have on the property. Property Prices are usually greater as a result of them being in their original state. However many conservation areas have fallen into a poor state for example - increasing amounts of scruffy green spaces

Surveyors can be expected to advise you if the house looks to be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are conducted by your legal representation. Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Wade and Davies are based in 28 High Street, Epping Forest, Essex, CM6 1AH should be happy to advise further. Tel: 01371 872 816



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for professional fees) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a cost of reinstatement as standard. To properly appraise the property's value your surveyor will refer to experience of property in Dunmow and other things relating to the property e.g. desirability of the location.

Surveyors also evaluate materials used and make certain other assumptions e.g. no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey won't 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. The surveyor also assumes that there aren't any significant legal issues for example planning permissions being in order. These will be investigated by your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Additional local Dunmow area conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or service connections, are made in addition to any Dunmow environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The property we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this?

There are numerous issues associated with clay soil. The composition of clay soil varies greatly, with some areas being more susceptible to clay soil subsidence than others, but the effects can be very similar. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. A Dunmow surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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