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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Amersham

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Amersham

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Amersham) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Amersham

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Amersham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Amersham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Amersham property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Amersham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes built with stone cause problems for purchasers? Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Amersham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am meaning to acquire it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Amersham Home Survey the home surveyor will usually report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A Home surveyor should also focus on things like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to check out when intending to buy a flat in Amersham near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them resisting change.

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the planned purchase is or might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Amersham Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Amersham and which one is cheaper?

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

If the Amersham property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any major works, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Amersham property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Amersham Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Stone block wall damage

Can homes built with stone cause problems for purchasers? Are there specific defects to bear in mind, and what does the survey cover?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including deteriorating mortar. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Stone quarried in the area is common to local buildings in Amersham, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county.

Regular courses of ashlar (cut stone) are often used as a finish to irregular stone walls. This external aspect will usually be supported by a rubble or brick wall. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as cleaning loose fragments and dirt before repointing or applying any treatment or fixative, to slow decay.



Shocking Electrics

When I visited the home I am meaning to acquire it appeared that there are doubts as to then safety of the electrical system, will a surveyor go into detail on electrical defects?

When preparing a Amersham Home Survey the home surveyor will usually report on the overall electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a hazardous state of repair. A Home surveyor should also focus on things like examining the condition of fitted electrical appliances, e.g. electric showers or verifying the condition of a representative sample of light fittings. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection Report need be completed every ten years (or every 5 if letting out).

Conservation area

Are there any concerns we would need to check out when intending to buy a flat in Amersham near a conservation area ?

There are over 9, 000 of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are governed by local authorities. Your surveyor must possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any bearing may have with the building and its value. Property Prices will probably be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them resisting change.

RICS surveyors can be expected to inform you if the planned purchase is or might be in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Amersham Homebuyer Report will recommend suitable questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Out of keeping adjustments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be investigated by your conveyancer.

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