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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenley

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shenley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Shenley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Shenley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Shenley property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shenley Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Shenley properties at risk, and does a property surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled residential property. Which major defects should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Shenley? Will the building survey report on this? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Shenley and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on your property are not given more thought. If you have only been to the home in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Shenley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Shenley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Shenley property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shenley Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Shenley properties at risk, and does a property surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.



Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled residential property. Which major defects should we consider?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably.

Regular stone walls are built with prepared or cut stone, called ashlar, and are often easier to maintain than irregular walls.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. These are employed as a decorative front, with brick or irregular walls. You can ask the surveyor carrying out the survey for specific advice, but common maintenance suggestions include clearance of nearby trees and plants. Pulling these up can cause more damage, so your surveyor may recommend a specialist perform the work. Stone walls can also be problematic for buyers interested in extending or altering their new home, as matching stone may be hard or costly to source.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Are wet conditions an issue in Shenley? Will the building survey report on this? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Regular rainfall is common in Shenley and across the country, but wet weather and the effect it can have on your property are not given more thought. If you have only been to the home in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. If you are concerned, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to resolve, if caught early. However, if the drains are disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

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