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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ongar

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ongar

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ongar) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ongar

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ongar and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ongar property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ongar property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Ongar Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Ongar create issues for a new owner? Which potential issues should we consider?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Wroxton Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our residential surveyor check for flooding?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The property survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Ongar is at risk.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider gutters? Will the home buyers survey report on this? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Ongar and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on Ongar houses are overlooked. If you have investigated the house you are buying on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that downspouts are blocked include "gushing" gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Whether buying in Ongar or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ongar and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ongar property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ongar property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Ongar Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Ongar create issues for a new owner? Which potential issues should we consider?

From Hopton Wood Limestone to Wroxton Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Bear in mind that some defects will affect regular or irregularly cut stone equally, whereas others will not, and may require a local surveyors expertise to identify. Advice for better upkeep will vary according to the needs of individual property, such as using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.



Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this home is located by a brook. Is there a major flood risk? Would our residential surveyor check for flooding?

Heavy rain, overflowing waterways, tidal activity and poor drainage could all cause major flooding damage, and it is not clear that reasonably-priced flooding insurance will be available in years to come.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. The property survey may also, where appropriate, make recommendations for repair work or improved flood protection. The property survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a property survey if the surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the property in Ongar is at risk.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Should I consider gutters? Will the home buyers survey report on this? Could damaged gutters lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Ongar and across the country, but wet conditions and the effect it can have on Ongar houses are overlooked. If you have investigated the house you are buying on a dry day, problems are unlikely to be visible. Signs that downspouts are blocked include "gushing" gutters. Blocked rainwater goods can result in damp and mould.

Whether buying in Ongar or elsewhere, difficult downspouts does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve, if caught early. Where this is not maintained, the damage becomes increasing costly to remedy.

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