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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.

Conservatory

On a Baldock HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Quite a common example is mechanical damage to a conservatory roof. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to consider if buying a property in Baldock near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing may have with the home and its value. The value of homes is, more often than not, higher as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the location is possibly within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Baldock Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer. Railton Law are a local firm situated at Devonshire Business Centre, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG6 1GJ and may be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01462 488 333

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a property close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous waste disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Baldock will flag up structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and North Hertfordshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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.

Conservatory

On a Baldock HomeBuyer Report can you give some examples of Condition rating 3 defects impacting 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

Quite a common example is mechanical damage to a conservatory roof. Section E7 defects include those affect any porch or conservatory attached to the home. Safety hazards, including floor-level glass and blocked escape routes from upper storey windows will also be mentioned in the report. Serious concerns are marked as condition rating 3. 'Red' defects may also need further investigation by a qualified specialist before a full assessment can be made. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, with a minimum of technical jargon. Colour coded ratings are used to communicate to what extent each defect requires attention.



Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to consider if buying a property in Baldock near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country, responsibility for which lies with the local authority. Your surveyor are required by RICS to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and the bearing may have with the home and its value. The value of homes is, more often than not, higher as a result of them being unspoilt.

Property surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the location is possibly within a conservation area and the Section I Issues for your legal advisers of the Baldock Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by your legal adviser. Unsympathetic modifications to the building should be advised in your survey and these will be investigated in more detail by your lawyer. Railton Law are a local firm situated at Devonshire Business Centre, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG6 1GJ and may be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01462 488 333

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a property close to a refuse landfill site

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes including non-hazardous waste disposal. Understandably, no one wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks include hazardous chemicals. Potential health issues for example downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Baldock will flag up structural defects linked to the landfill. Your legal representative will carry out environmental searches of the Environmental Agency databases and North Hertfordshire Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

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