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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Welwyn Garden City

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to purchase a home made of standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Welwyn Garden City

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Welwyn Garden City) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Welwyn Garden City

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Welwyn Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Welwyn Garden City property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Welwyn Garden City property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Welwyn Garden City Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

House Prices

I intend to buy a detached house in Welwyn Garden City (AL7). It is on the market for £364, 227. What things will a Welwyn Garden City RICS chartered surveyor take into account when conducting a professional valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property ranging from proximity to transport to the size of bedrooms (single/double). As an indicator, one can try to put side by side house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £347, 627 - £16, 600 less than £364, 227 and the flat/house average was £288, 325. 21, Wyton, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL7 2PE a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £215, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Welwyn Garden City which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

A professional local surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for all other variables that have a bearing on property prices.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be investigated?

Residential property in Welwyn Garden City in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing problems. From sheathing to collar beams, the whole roof will be considered. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local roofing specialist can provide an estimate. Call Veasey N & A of 1 Burycroft, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7AW on 01707 330059 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Welwyn Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Welwyn Garden City property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you a thorough analysis of the Welwyn Garden City property's condition along with advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get a Welwyn Garden City Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when buying a building close to a refuse landfill site

Landfill Sites are used for a variety of waste including domestic rubbish disposal. Of course nobody would want to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include tars and other hazardous materials. Health problems for example downs syndrome have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors will consider any structural issues resulting from the site. Your conveyancing solicitor will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological database as well as Welwyn Hatfield Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .



House Prices

I intend to buy a detached house in Welwyn Garden City (AL7). It is on the market for £364, 227. What things will a Welwyn Garden City RICS chartered surveyor take into account when conducting a professional valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property ranging from proximity to transport to the size of bedrooms (single/double). As an indicator, one can try to put side by side house values registered at the Land Registry for similar properties.

This means house prices registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £347, 627 - £16, 600 less than £364, 227 and the flat/house average was £288, 325. 21, Wyton, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL7 2PE a detached property was sold in the last 3 months for £215, 000 .

The most reliable way for you to get an accurate and professional house valuation is to get a Homebuyer Report in Welwyn Garden City which includes a formal valuation as an inclusive part.

A professional local surveyor will always attend the building in addition to allowing for all other variables that have a bearing on property prices.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with loose tiles. Which issues relating to the roof of the property will be investigated?

Residential property in Welwyn Garden City in otherwise fine condition can be hiding serious roofing problems. From sheathing to collar beams, the whole roof will be considered. Your surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacement of a failed dormer, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A local roofing specialist can provide an estimate. Call Veasey N & A of 1 Burycroft, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7AW on 01707 330059 for an estimate.

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