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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sawbridgeworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sawbridgeworth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sawbridgeworth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sawbridgeworth

    This is a professional valuation . It is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sawbridgeworth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sawbridgeworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Sawbridgeworth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Sawbridgeworth Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property close to Moated Site In Mathams Wood , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site In Mathams Wood is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. The RICS valuer will consider many local and regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Sawbridgeworth. See the English Heritage website for more details on Moated Site In Mathams Wood.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Sawbridgeworth building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the market value the valuer will use area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine construction type and make certain other assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any Sawbridgeworth environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Sawbridgeworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Sawbridgeworth surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sawbridgeworth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sawbridgeworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Sawbridgeworth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Sawbridgeworth Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

English Heritage

I am planning to purchase a property close to Moated Site In Mathams Wood , will this affect the property's value?

Moated Site In Mathams Wood is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance will usually increase the attractiveness of an area. The RICS valuer will consider many local and regional criteria when conducting home buyers survey in Sawbridgeworth. See the English Heritage website for more details on Moated Site In Mathams Wood.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate

A Homebuyer Report on a Sawbridgeworth building will include an impartial valuation and a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate as an integral part of the report. To ascertain the market value the valuer will use area knowledge and other considerations about the property for instance: square metres. Surveyors also examine construction type and make certain other assumptions such as no significant problems.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, like services, are made in addition to any Sawbridgeworth environmental issues like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Sawbridgeworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Sawbridgeworth surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

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