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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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Looking for a Property Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in South Woodham Ferrers

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are purchasing a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in South Woodham Ferrers

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in South Woodham Ferrers) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this for non standard property such as wood frame buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in South Woodham Ferrers

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Woodham Ferrers and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Woodham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Woodham Ferrers property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a South Woodham Ferrers Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost included in the cost of the survey. To work out the valuation your chartered surveyor will refer to awareness of the South Woodham Ferrers property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your South Woodham Ferrers surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like local South Woodham Ferrers industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for structures in South Woodham Ferrers. Will a Property Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as environmental conditions or rising damp can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues, with uneven soil compaction and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a South Woodham Ferrers surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the South Woodham Ferrers surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around South Woodham Ferrers in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in South Woodham Ferrers and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the South Woodham Ferrers property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the South Woodham Ferrers property's condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a South Woodham Ferrers Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of reconstructing a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report includes a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a Reinstatement Cost included in the cost of the survey. To work out the valuation your chartered surveyor will refer to awareness of the South Woodham Ferrers property market as well as other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture Your South Woodham Ferrers surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions, for example the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation also assumes that there is an absence of any significant legal problems e.g. Rights of access and egress over all communal areas. Advice should be sought from your legal representative.

Additional local area assumptions, like connection to sewers, are made as well as any significant local environmental problems like local South Woodham Ferrers industrial considerations, which will also be factored in.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have heard that clay soil can be a source of difficulty for structures in South Woodham Ferrers. Will a Property Survey look into this?

Whether a house was built in 1709 or 2009, factors as varied as environmental conditions or rising damp can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in numerous issues, with uneven soil compaction and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. Defects can be obvious to the naked eye, or may remain undiscovered (and therefore untreated) for years. Some clay soils are prone to creep, if the top soil and property lie on a slope. Either as a result of erosion or extreme weather, in rare situations, the soil layer can shift without warning, as a landslide, resulting in the structural failure and collapse of the whole building! There is a real benefit in booking a South Woodham Ferrers surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil water levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is also important. Your surveyor may be able to offer practical suggestions as to how this can be achieved.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic brings up bad memories for us. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What advice would the South Woodham Ferrers surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around South Woodham Ferrers in otherwise fine condition can still be subject to roofing problems, such as. From the purlins to the parapet walls, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like badly installed felting.

The maintenance of a roof need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange.

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