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

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  • 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.

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

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

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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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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harwich

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harwich

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harwich) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harwich

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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Recent Home Surveys
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  • HomeBuyer Report
    Vansittart Street, Harwich, Essex, CO12

  • Building Survey
    Highfield Avenue, Harwich, Essex, CO12

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harwich and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Harwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Harwich property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Harwich property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Harwich Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this house in Harwich is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Harwich properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also be subject to both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. A defect requiring immediate attention is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Perfect Point may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8977 4452 or 17/Queens House/Little Queens Rd, Teddington, TW11 0HS.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Harwich properties at risk, and does a home surveyor look for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I need to verify when buying a converted house in Harwich in Dovercourt conservation area ?

Dovercourt is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For detailed information visit their website or contact the Dovercourt conservation area administrator. There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Dovercourt is monitored by Tendring District Council at Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE who can be contacted on 01255 686 868. Harwich surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have on the building. Prices is, more often than not, greater as a result of them retaining their original character.

Property surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase is possibly classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Harwich Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the solicitor.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harwich and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Harwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Harwich property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Harwich property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Harwich Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

The Flemish bond walls on this house in Harwich is badly worn. What are the possible consequences?

Brick-built Harwich properties do benefit from many advantages over timber-built homes. Unfortunately, they also be subject to both minor and serious issues, such as erosion. A defect requiring immediate attention is rusted ties (this decay can be accelerated by black ash mortar often found in older properties). This expansion of the ties as they rust causes horizontal cracks leading to structural issues. Perfect Point may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 020 8977 4452 or 17/Queens House/Little Queens Rd, Teddington, TW11 0HS.

For buyers interested in less common uses of brick, consider ornate Della Robbia bond paving. The apparent simplicity of brick repairs compared to plumbing or rewiring can lead to a DIY effort making a situation worse. Seek advice before undertaking such work, and do not disregard your surveyors advice.



Damage resulting from flooding

Are Harwich properties at risk, and does a home surveyor look for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I need to verify when buying a converted house in Harwich in Dovercourt conservation area ?

Dovercourt is in a conservation area and has been classed as very bad by English Heritage, with low vulnerability and deteriorating significantly. For detailed information visit their website or contact the Dovercourt conservation area administrator. There are thousands official conservation areas in the UK, responsibility for which lies with local councils. Dovercourt is monitored by Tendring District Council at Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE who can be contacted on 01255 686 868. Harwich surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local area issues and any connection they have on the building. Prices is, more often than not, greater as a result of them retaining their original character.

Property surveyors will inform you if the planned purchase is possibly classified as such and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Harwich Homebuyer Report will advise the proper questions are carried out by your solicitor. Unconsented adjustments to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by the solicitor.

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