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We work with RICS qualified surveyors around the country who offer high quality property surveys at a great price. Surveyor Local gives you piece of mind about your future property, and offers RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Building Surveys and Property Valuations.

The surveyor who produces your report will be local to you with local knowledge of the area.

  • RICS qualified surveyor
  • Can help you negotiate on the property price
  • Thorough and accurate report
  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

Surveyor Local only works with surveyors regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Building or HomeBuyer Survey helps buyers make more informed decisions.

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All Surveyor Local's surveyors are independent and not linked to any mortgage lenders.

Surveys can help buyers avoid costly repairs and negotiate a better purchase price.

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Home Buyers Survey
in Halstead

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Halstead

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Halstead

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Halstead) will also be carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Halstead

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This report is often chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Halstead property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Halstead property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Halstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

One example issue could be rotted wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will relate to local Halstead market factors and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine materials used and use key assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Additional local Halstead area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Halstead building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same survey.

If the Halstead property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension on the property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Halstead property's general condition along with more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Halstead Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Deteriorated timber

On the HomeBuyer Report, what are common Condition Rating 1 defects for joinery and finishes?

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition. However, frequent maintenance could still be needed. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. Green, orange and red ratings are an indication of how concerning each aspect of the report is.

One example issue could be rotted wood sidings. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

I'm confused - which surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating the correct valuation your RICS valuer will relate to local Halstead market factors and other factors about the property for instance: state of repair Surveyors also examine materials used and use key assumptions such as the property is connected to mains services such as water. Surveyors don't value things like sales incentives. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any major legal problems for example consent for alteration having been given and complied with. Advice should be sought from your solicitor.

Additional local Halstead area assumptions like services, are made in addition to any local environmental problems like flood plains, also being considered. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about an infestation. What should we do?

Any questions about pests affecting a Halstead building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Remedies to vermin can include use of poison and destruction of tainted materials.

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