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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 is the correct choice for my planned home purchase in New Waltham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in New Waltham

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when buying a home built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in New Waltham

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in New Waltham) will also be conducted by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in New Waltham

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in New Waltham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the New Waltham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the New Waltham property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Waltham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should look out for when buying a period property in New Waltham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in New Waltham are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have on the building and its value. Property values will probably be more than prices outside the area which is down to them resisting change. However many have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the location might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the New Waltham survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all New Waltham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a New Waltham building will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will relate to local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there being no serious defects. Surveyors ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further New Waltham assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to New Waltham environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 15th Century warehouse conversion. What consequences will the cladding have on upkeep?

Many buyers in New Waltham have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may mean long-term upkeep. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in New Waltham and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the New Waltham property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make any works or an extension, RICS advise you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does offer exhaustive analysis of the New Waltham property's condition as well as an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a New Waltham Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservation area

Are there any considerations I should look out for when buying a period property in New Waltham in the vicinity of conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are governed by the local council. Surveyors in New Waltham are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local area factors and any bearing may have on the building and its value. Property values will probably be more than prices outside the area which is down to them resisting change. However many have been neglected and are in a state e.g. the excessive amount of traffic management signs

Surveyors are trained to advise you whether the location might be within a conservation area and Section I of your Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic adjustments to the building will also be reported in the New Waltham survey but these are really more a investigated by the lawyer.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Do all New Waltham surveys include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a New Waltham building will include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost included in the cost of the survey. To fully consider the value of the property your independent surveyor will relate to local property market knowledge and other considerations relating to the property for instance: state of repair The valuer will also consider construction methods and make certain key assumptions such as there being no serious defects. Surveyors ignore certain things like sales incentives.

Further New Waltham assumptions, for example the property being insurable, are made in addition to New Waltham environmental issues like brine mining activity, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

A Building Survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a 15th Century warehouse conversion. What consequences will the cladding have on upkeep?

Many buyers in New Waltham have looked at purchasing a house with personality, like a Medieval cottage. A property's age, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Homes showcasing traditional methods can be unexpectedly hard to maintain. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as original bricks, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation area. This may mean long-term upkeep. If the home you are buying may require specialist maintenance, contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

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