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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hemel Hempstead

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hemel Hempstead

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hemel Hempstead) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hemel Hempstead

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hemel Hempstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hemel Hempstead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hemel Hempstead property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hemel Hempstead Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Gadebridge Roman Villa , will this affect the property's value?

Gadebridge Roman Villa is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are High Street Green Roman Barrow.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Hemel Hempstead. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Gadebridge Roman Villa.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we are hoping to lease we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Hemel Hempstead Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Hemel Hempstead your RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will my Hemel Hempstead Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hemel Hempstead.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and was common on some Victorian and Regency properties. It is very like plaster. It used to contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Hemel Hempstead Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other issues might include when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hemel Hempstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hemel Hempstead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hemel Hempstead property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hemel Hempstead Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Gadebridge Roman Villa , will this affect the property's value?

Gadebridge Roman Villa is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are High Street Green Roman Barrow.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Hemel Hempstead. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Gadebridge Roman Villa.



Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we are hoping to lease we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Hemel Hempstead Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Hemel Hempstead your RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will my Hemel Hempstead Surveyor be looking for on a spar dash rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Hemel Hempstead.

Stucco is really dense render. Normally stucco is layered over brick to form a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco is very appealing and was common on some Victorian and Regency properties. It is very like plaster. It used to contain lime in it in addition to animal fibres to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Hemel Hempstead Home Buyers Suveys frequently discover any number of problems which can include trapped moisture resulting in the render failing requiring costly repairs. Other issues might include when the application has been taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Re-covering Stucco problems may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

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