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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 Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Baldock

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Baldock

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Baldock) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this when buying a non standard , for example thatched roof homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Baldock

    This is an independent valuation . This is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Baldock and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Baldock property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Baldock property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Baldock Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from damp to environmental conditions can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Baldock home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.

English Heritage

We are buying a building near Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort , will this affect the property's value?

Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of importance include Gallows Hill Barrow, Highley Hill Bowl Barrow and Hinxworth Roman Fortlet.. Your RICS surveyor will include all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Baldock. See the English Heritage website for further information on Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort.

House Prices

Is £185, 438 a good amount to be buying a flat close to SG7 in Baldock for and what considerations will a Baldock qualified RICS surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the modernity of the kitchen. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 838 - £26, 600 less than £185, 438. The average factoring in houses and flats was £278, 206. 14, Sanvignes Court, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BW was purchased for £186, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The RICS chartered surveyor should go to the property as well as considering the myriad of location related influences that can affect the value of property.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a house in Baldock and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Baldock property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, RICS advise you commission a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Baldock property's state of repair along with more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Baldock Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

A house we intend to buy is built on clay soil. Can we expect the Home Buyers Survey to mention this? Does the chartered surveyor give maintenance advice?

Factors from damp to environmental conditions can cause high maintenance costs for a home-owner. Clay-rich soil, for example, is a potential source of a number of issues, with soil compaction or compression and swelling of the soil being relatively common. Clay soil is naturally lower in volume, and will compact over several months in the case of new-builds. This settlement is predictable and necessary - the real concern is contraction in clay soil caused by changes in the local water table. .

If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Baldock home's foundations, leading to bowing, cracks and severe structural damage.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable. Additional strengthening or support of the structure's foundations may be required, including underpinning or piling.



English Heritage

We are buying a building near Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort , will this affect the property's value?

Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Places of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Examples of other monuments of importance include Gallows Hill Barrow, Highley Hill Bowl Barrow and Hinxworth Roman Fortlet.. Your RICS surveyor will include all regional factors when carrying out the homebuyer report in Baldock. See the English Heritage website for further information on Arbury Banks Iron Age Hillfort.

House Prices

Is £185, 438 a good amount to be buying a flat close to SG7 in Baldock for and what considerations will a Baldock qualified RICS surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could positively or negatively affect the price of property like whether any associated planning permissions come with the property or the modernity of the kitchen. It is useful to benchmark prices values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price recorded at the Land Registry between Jul and Oct 2012 was £158, 838 - £26, 600 less than £185, 438. The average factoring in houses and flats was £278, 206. 14, Sanvignes Court, Baldock, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG7 5BW was purchased for £186, 000 .

An impartial way for home buyers to get an accurate and professional property valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS chartered surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 30 April 2011).

The RICS chartered surveyor should go to the property as well as considering the myriad of location related influences that can affect the value of property.

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