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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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What Home Survey should I pick for my prospective home purchase in Langley?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Langley

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Langley

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Langley) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Langley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Langley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Langley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Langley property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Langley property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Langley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Langley. What warnings would a surveyor in Langley give?

Brick converted property show signs of a range of defects, including moisture damage and horizontal cracking. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact G & G Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 07967 705206 or 201 Westfield, Harlow, CM18 6AW.

One example is common bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Langley converted property.

If the Langley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.

Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to check out when buying a converted house in Langley in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Langley surveyors need to have local knowledge of local area factors and any relation they have with the building. Values is usually greater owing to conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping changes to the property will also be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can the Home Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Langley house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Langley surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Langley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Langley property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications on the Langley property, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Langley property's state of repair along with advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Langley House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I've put in an offer in Langley. What warnings would a surveyor in Langley give?

Brick converted property show signs of a range of defects, including moisture damage and horizontal cracking. For example, sulphate attack, caused by moisture interacting with sulphates in cement, and will destroy the structural integrity of the wall and may require immediate attention. Contact G & G Brickwork for a repairs estimate at 07967 705206 or 201 Westfield, Harlow, CM18 6AW.

One example is common bond or English garden wall bond are both used in Langley converted property.

If the Langley surveyor does raise concerns about a brick wall defect or structural issue, it may be wise to speak to a builder before completion to assess the extent and cost of the work.



Conservation area

Are there any concerns I need to check out when buying a converted house in Langley in the vicinity of a conservation area?

There are many thousands official conservation areas in England and Wales, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Langley surveyors need to have local knowledge of local area factors and any relation they have with the building. Values is usually greater owing to conservation areas being in good order. However many have been neglected and are in poor condition e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors can be expected to tell you if the home looks like it may be within a conservation area and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will advise additional enquiries are carried out by the conveyancing solicitor. Out of keeping changes to the property will also be advised but these are really more a concern for the solicitor.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Can the Home Survey consider this?

If not monitored appropriately, the make up of the soil surrounding a house's foundations can create difficulties. Specific problems include movement of clay soil layers resulting from changes in their water content, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a home. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Langley house's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage. A Langley surveyor will take into account and clay soil related concerns, and advise accordingly. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

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