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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 Harlow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harlow

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harlow) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harlow

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Harlow and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Harlow property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Harlow property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Harlow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Harlow and are looking for a 90s house with Dutch bond brick. What recommendations will the surveyor make?

Brick-walled residential property in Harlow can experience a range of defects. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or vertical cracking. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Perfect Point of 17/Queens House/Little Queens Rd, Teddington, TW11 0HS on 020 8977 4452.

A great deal of variety of brick building can be found across the UK. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will relate to experience of property in Harlow and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Harlow area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency house in Harlow that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian properties. It used to contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Harlow surveyors commonly highlight issues which can include trapped moisture resulting in the render failing. Other potential problems may involve attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Dickson & Co Property Services, 120, Jocelyns, Harlow, CM17 0BX Tel. 07706 080595

HomeBuyer Report

Should we select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Harlow and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Harlow property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications on the property, RICS recommend you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Harlow property's state of repair along with information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details get a Harlow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Harlow and are looking for a 90s house with Dutch bond brick. What recommendations will the surveyor make?

Brick-walled residential property in Harlow can experience a range of defects. These can include inadequate damp-proofing or vertical cracking. One defect surveyors of brick property frequently address is damp and water damage resulting from gaps in uneven brickwork. Contact several local builders for quotes, including Perfect Point of 17/Queens House/Little Queens Rd, Teddington, TW11 0HS on 020 8977 4452.

A great deal of variety of brick building can be found across the UK. For example, Dutch bond, which is similar to English bond.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a boundary wall) and how does the surveyor work it out?

The Homebuyer Report contains a valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as a standard part of the survey. To fully consider an accurate value estimate the surveyor will relate to experience of property in Harlow and other factors about the property for instance: accommodation The RICS surveyor will also consider style of architecture and use key assumptions such as there are no damaging materials. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Harlow area assumptions, like the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like intrusive noises or smells, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damaged Render

What kind of problems will your Chartered Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco regency house in Harlow that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a kind of render. Commonly stucco render is layered over brick to form a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The finish is very beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian properties. It used to contain lime in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Harlow surveyors commonly highlight issues which can include trapped moisture resulting in the render failing. Other potential problems may involve attack from sulphates or salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Re-applying problems with stucco can be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For advice on render repair contact Dickson & Co Property Services, 120, Jocelyns, Harlow, CM17 0BX Tel. 07706 080595

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