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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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What property survey do I need for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenfield

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenfield

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shenfield) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenfield

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Shenfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Shenfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shenfield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shenfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Shenfield will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating the market value your surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. general condition The surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions, for example no significant problems. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Shenfield conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Shenfield environmental concerns like local mining issues, also being considered.

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.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Shenfield which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently focus on any number of problems such as lateral hairline cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should be aware of if intending to buy an extended house in Shenfield in the vicinity of a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shenfield must have knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect they have with the building and its value. House prices is, more often than not, greater because of conservation areas being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property could be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised changes to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Shenfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Shenfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shenfield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shenfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report in Shenfield will include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as part of the report. When calculating the market value your surveyor will call upon local property market knowledge as well as other factors about the property e.g. general condition The surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions, for example no significant problems. Surveyors will ignore things like furnishings e.g. carpets.

Further Shenfield conjectures, such as use of communal facilities or water and drainage connectivity, are made in addition to Shenfield environmental concerns like local mining issues, also being considered.

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.



Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a stipple rendered (stucco) Victorian home in Shenfield which I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick hardens to a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The coating is highly aesthetic and is common on some Georgian houses. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently focus on any number of problems such as lateral hairline cracking revealing the mortar lines between the brick. Other issues could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Fixing problems with stucco can be difficult as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Conservation area

Are there any issues I should be aware of if intending to buy an extended house in Shenfield in the vicinity of a conservation area, particularly with regards to property values?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country that are designated and monitored by local councils.

Home Buyers Surveys in Shenfield must have knowledge of relevant local factors and any effect they have with the building and its value. House prices is, more often than not, greater because of conservation areas being in good order. However many conservation areas have been neglected and are in a poor state for example - the addition of PVC windows and doors

Surveyors can be expected to inform you if the property could be within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Homebuyer Report will advise additional due diligence and enquiries are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor. Unauthorised changes to the building should be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal representative.

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