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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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Which Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Wheathampstead

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when purchasing a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Wheathampstead

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Wheathampstead) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Wheathampstead

    This is a professional valuation . It is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wheathampstead and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Wheathampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Wheathampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Wheathampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof - Will access to the loft be an issue?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Many properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to eaves, all aspects of the roof will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Wheathampstead, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Maintenance 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. A roofing contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.

House Prices

There is a detached property close to AL4 in Wheathampstead with an asking price of £563, 715. What things will a local surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Wheathampstead ?

A myriad of factors exist that can impact on the price of property like the amount of ground rent or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. One method is to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £538, 815, which is £24, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £516, 139. 14, Lime Avenue, Blackmore End, St Albans, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, AL4 8LG a detached property sold for £2, 300, 000 .

The only way to get an accurate home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Wheathampstead.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick to form an even finish. It is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Wheathampstead Home Buyers Suveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture leading to the render failing.

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Wheathampstead and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Wheathampstead property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make significant alterations, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Wheathampstead property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Wheathampstead Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The person in the flat below mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof - Will access to the loft be an issue?

This is frequently addressed by property surveyors. Many properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to eaves, all aspects of the roof will be considered. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Wheathampstead, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Maintenance 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. A roofing contractor with professional accreditation should be able to assist with a quote.



House Prices

There is a detached property close to AL4 in Wheathampstead with an asking price of £563, 715. What things will a local surveyor take into account when estimating house prices in Wheathampstead ?

A myriad of factors exist that can impact on the price of property like the amount of ground rent or its proximity to other factors sought after amenities. One method is to benchmark prices values registered at the Land Registry for comparable properties.

The average house price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £538, 815, which is £24, 900 less than the amount you are intending to pay and the flat/house average was £516, 139. 14, Lime Avenue, Blackmore End, St Albans, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, AL4 8LG a detached property sold for £2, 300, 000 .

The only way to get an accurate home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation as standard. A qualified RICS surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme. The scheme is intended to raise consumer confidence and improves standards.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor be looking for on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Wheathampstead.

Stucco is a smooth and flat render. Commonly stucco is applied to brick to form an even finish. It is very attractive and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency properties. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Wheathampstead Home Buyers Suveys frequently show potentially expensive to remedy problems which might include trapped moisture leading to the render failing.

Another example of problems may include when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

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