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  • Clear traffic-light ratings for all aspects of the property
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On the next page, you will see quotes for a Building or HomeBuyer Survey, along with a Property Valuation.

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The content of survey reports will vary considerably due to factors including the age, type, location and condition of the property, and materials used in its construction.

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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 one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Stanstead Abbotts

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if purchasing a home made of conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Stanstead Abbotts

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Stanstead Abbotts) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this for non standard e.g. thatched or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Stanstead Abbotts

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanstead Abbotts and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stanstead Abbotts property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stanstead Abbotts property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Stanstead Abbotts Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Stanstead Abbotts, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Rusted conservatory walls or columns is an example.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a residential property with Bath stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stanstead Abbotts houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we should look out for if purchasing a flat in Stanstead Abbotts inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Surveyors in Stanstead Abbotts must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have with the property. The price of property will be enhanced which is down to them retaining original features. However a large number are falling into a poor state e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are trained to note if the home is/might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Stanstead Abbotts and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Stanstead Abbotts property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Stanstead Abbotts property's general condition in addition to information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get an instant Stanstead Abbotts Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Conservatory

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Stanstead Abbotts, what might 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' refer to?

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, with a minimum of technical jargon. The report uses colour coded condition ratings to give buyers a clear understanding of the seriousness of any issues included in the survey. Some areas may be marked as 'Not inspected'. Irrelevant subsections of the HomeBuyer Report, like an assessment of a conservatory where the home in question does not have one, are disregarded. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. The type and condition of these parts should also be reported on. Rusted conservatory walls or columns is an example.



Stone block wall damage

We are buying a residential property with Bath stone walls. What defects must we watch out for?

Locally quarried stone may be more susceptible to specific issues, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Stanstead Abbotts houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Buyers should consider that stone can have a great effect on the long-term viability of a property or extension, resulting in higher repair costs in future.

For example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. You can request advice on the specific steps to be taken when a problem is identified. Common guidance may include resolution of underlying problems, like damp, before work on the wall starts.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls we should look out for if purchasing a flat in Stanstead Abbotts inside a conservation area ?

There are many thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by local authorities. Surveyors in Stanstead Abbotts must possess relevant knowledge of relevant local area factors and any relation may have with the property. The price of property will be enhanced which is down to them retaining original features. However a large number are falling into a poor state e.g. unauthorised alterations to the fronts, roofs and chimneys of buildings

Property surveyors are trained to note if the home is/might be is so classified and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Homebuyer Report will advise further enquiries are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unauthorised modifications to the building should be noted in the survey, however these should be concern for your legal adviser.

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