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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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 Higham Wood

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Higham Wood

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Higham Wood) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Opt for this option for unconventional , for example timber wall or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Higham Wood

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Higham Wood property with stone walls create issues? Which major defects should we consider?

Purchasers in Higham Wood should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects such as stone faces affect many stone-walled homes. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include careful removal of nearby trees and plants.

Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your chartered surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance the possibility of asbestos. Your Higham Wood surveyor won't actually remove any fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests whatsoever on the system. Gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Higham Wood but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Higham Wood. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Higham Wood and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Higham Wood property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give a more detailed analysis of the Higham Wood property's condition and it includes advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain a Higham Wood Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Will a Higham Wood property with stone walls create issues? Which major defects should we consider?

Purchasers in Higham Wood should be aware that stone walls can be much weaker than they appear. Defects such as stone faces affect many stone-walled homes. Irregular stone walls are not uncommon to homes, but dressed (cut) stone may also be used for decorative elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include careful removal of nearby trees and plants.



Be careful not to pull these up by the roots, as they could already be intertwined with the wall's foundations, which will cause more damage.

Gas flame

Does a qualified RICS surveyor report on the safety of the gas appliances?

Your chartered surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the system. This means things like gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, in addition to gas affiliated fixtures, for instance the possibility of asbestos. Your Higham Wood surveyor won't actually remove any fittings and surveyors are not qualified to run any tests whatsoever on the system. Gas can be unsafe and if there are any concerns relating to gas installations of any type, call a gas engineer.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Higham Wood but are worried about pests. What advice should we get?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Higham Wood. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can put your health in danger and affect its value. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, for example, irritating cluster flies will hibernate in Autumn, but will return every year without treatment. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

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