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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Luton

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Luton

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Luton) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this for unconventional , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Luton

    This is a professional valuation . It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Luton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Luton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Luton property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Luton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will an infestation affect the purchase price of a house - What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Luton home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment or removal of infected furniture.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including white are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of asbestos may be dear and must always be completed by experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Luton survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Luton and are looking for a 50s residence built from brick walls. What warnings would a surveyor in Luton give? What impact do Luton environmental conditions have?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be affected by considerable issues, such as vertical cracking. Your Luton surveyor will mention these, with directions for remedy.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Clarence Construction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8642 6970 or 95 Clarence Rd, Sutton, SM1 1RJ.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Luton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Luton and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Luton property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Luton property's condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Luton Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

Will an infestation affect the purchase price of a house - What can we do?

Questions regarding the infestation of a Luton home may not be raised during the conveyancing. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. Evidence may not be easy to find. As an example, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for an infestation may include chemical treatment or removal of infected furniture.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there may be a risk of asbestos sealant present in the flat. Why would there be asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious material. Some types may be in building materials e.g. patching compounds.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good fire retarding qualities and it may be found in vinyl flooring. Technically all forms including white are deadly and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Contrary to common perception, inhaling a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. Professional removal of asbestos may be dear and must always be completed by experts. Surveyors will not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Luton survey. However, surveyors will mention possible asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We are buying in Luton and are looking for a 50s residence built from brick walls. What warnings would a surveyor in Luton give? What impact do Luton environmental conditions have?

Brick-built property do benefit from many advantages, but they will also be affected by considerable issues, such as vertical cracking. Your Luton surveyor will mention these, with directions for remedy.

A defect often found is rapidly deteriorating cement mortar, caused by sulphate attack. This may require outright demolition of the wall, if discovered. Clarence Construction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 020 8642 6970 or 95 Clarence Rd, Sutton, SM1 1RJ.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. Consider renegotiating the price of the Luton property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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