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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ampthill

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ampthill

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Ampthill) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ampthill

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ampthill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ampthill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Ampthill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ampthill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms (including white) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.

Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Ampthill. What will our home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Ampthill residences in good condition could feature roofing problems, such as. From trusses to wind braces, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder from the area can provide one.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Ampthill that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Ampthill surveyors sometimes focus on issues for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as renderers are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Ampthill and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ampthill property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with comprehensive details of the Ampthill property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Ampthill House Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos and will the survey look at this?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous substance formed from metamorphic rocks. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) are often building materials e.g. acoustic tiles. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has a range of useful characteristic sound absorption properties, it may be found in acoustic ceilings.

All forms (including white) are pernicious and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace the asbestos and expert advice should be sought as soon as possible.



Surveyors cannot tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will report on the risk of asbestos during the survey and should recommend professional testing.

Roof defects identified during a survey

I am going to put in an offer in on a house in Ampthill. What will our home surveyor pay attention to during the survey?

Ampthill residences in good condition could feature roofing problems, such as. From trusses to wind braces, the roof structure as a whole will be taken into account, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs 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. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a builder from the area can provide one.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Property Surveyor consider on a smooth stucco coated Victorian home in Ampthill that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is really a specific type of render. Normally stucco is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. The effect is highly attractive and is found on Victorian and Regency houses. it can be prone to defect and Ampthill surveyors sometimes focus on issues for example, when there is movement of the wall leads to cracks.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting significant loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Fixing Stucco problems may be expensive as renderers are getting rarer.

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