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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Woodford Wells

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if purchasing a property made of conventional building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Woodford Wells

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Woodford Wells) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as wood frame or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Woodford Wells

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodford Wells and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Woodford Wells property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Woodford Wells property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Woodford Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.

All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Woodford Wells Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us at our old property - What will our Woodford Wells surveyor investigate during the survey?

Woodford Wells houses with no other major issues could feature difficulties with the roof. From slates to collar ties, every element of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Woodford Wells house but are worried about pests. Do we need a property surveyor?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Woodford Wells and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Woodford Wells property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, it would be better that you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap, but it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Woodford Wells property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Woodford Wells Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there could be quantities of white asbestos roof gutters in the home. What are the issues with asbestos, are there any health risks and does the HomeBuyer report cover this?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous mineral of several naturally occurring materials. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White are often building materials e.g. wall panelling.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic resistance to chemical damage properties, it may be found in toilet cistern.



All forms are ultimately pernicious and may lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to remove it and professional advice must be taken without delay.

Woodford Wells Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. However, surveyors will report on suspected asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

Roof defects identified during a survey

A leaky roof has created issues for us at our old property - What will our Woodford Wells surveyor investigate during the survey?

Woodford Wells houses with no other major issues could feature difficulties with the roof. From slates to collar ties, every element of the roof should be reported on. Flat roofs are also known for the trouble they can cause, often the result of amateur repairs.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a Woodford Wells house but are worried about pests. Do we need a property surveyor?

Buyers should be aware that there is no legal obligation for a seller to report on an infestation. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify, the smell of ammonia in or behind cupboards may indicate mice, even if no droppings are found. Treatment for insect infestation may include professional cleaning or removal of infected furniture.

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