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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 Pitsea

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a property 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 Pitsea

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Pitsea) will also be conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Pitsea

    This is an impartial valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Pitsea and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pitsea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Pitsea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pitsea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am purchasing a shabby Victorian end of terrace property in Pitsea - is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey. You should get the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid 20th century of later Pitsea home assembled from conventional building materials.

There are certain caveats are integral with any survey insofar as a Pitsea surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the property nor can he/she inspect any part that could risk personal injury.

Damaged Render

What defects will your Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Pitsea that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is very like plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly discover any number of problems for instance trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the render has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rainfall have on our new property, and does our property surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Pitsea and across the country, but the effect which heavy rainfall has on Pitsea homes is ignored. If you have investigated the house you are buying in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

The good news is that this is usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Pitsea and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Pitsea property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you comprehensive details of the Pitsea property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Pitsea Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on houses

I am purchasing a shabby Victorian end of terrace property in Pitsea - is it necessary to upgrade to a full structural survey?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed as a Building Survey. You should get the Building Survey for the house you are contemplating. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid 20th century of later Pitsea home assembled from conventional building materials.

There are certain caveats are integral with any survey insofar as a Pitsea surveyor is not able to open up the structure of the property nor can he/she inspect any part that could risk personal injury.



Damaged Render

What defects will your Property Surveyor look for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian house in Pitsea that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is actually just a sort of flat finish render. Commonly it is layered over brick that sets to an attractive smooth appearance that resembles stone. It is very attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. Stucco is very like plaster or mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime in it as well as a grid underneath to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors commonly discover any number of problems for instance trapped water leading to damp problems

Another example of problems associated with stucco may include when the render has been taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course (DPC). Remedying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting rarer.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact could rainfall have on our new property, and does our property surveyor mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Pitsea and across the country, but the effect which heavy rainfall has on Pitsea homes is ignored. If you have investigated the house you are buying in the Summer, defects may not have been obvious. Signs that rainwater goods are a cause for concern include mildew or damp in the roof. If you have doubts, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

The good news is that this is usually easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously. If poorly maintained, however, the damage will impact both the home's value, and the residents' enjoyment of the property.

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