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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bedford

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bedford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Bedford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Choose this option for unconventional , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bedford

    This is an independent valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Bedford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Bedford property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bedford House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, in addition to gas affiliated installations, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or housings won't however be detached. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Bedfordshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Three Shires Property Services Ltd of 68, Bromham Road, Bedford, Lancashire Tel. 07871 505836 and Andrew Huggett of 8 Church Lane, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire Tel. 07828261303.

Regulations legally require landlords to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a flat near All Saints Church , will this affect the property's value?

All Saints Church is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance include Segenhoe, Barford Bridge, Bedford Bridge and Bromham Bridge.. Your RICS surveyor will consider all local and regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Bedford. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on All Saints Church.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency house in Bedford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form an even finish. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Georgian houses. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bedford Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems might include sulphate attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Remedying Stucco problems may be expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try R Gibbs Plastering & Maintenance, 19, Wellington St, Bedford, MK40 2HY Tel. 07500 808504

HomeBuyer Report

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

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

If the Bedford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out any major works, you should you go for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, however it does provide you with exhaustive analysis of the Bedford property's condition as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Bedford House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does the qualified RICS surveyor look into the condition of the gas mains supply?

A local surveyor will locate and visually check the easily accessible parts of the gas system. This means things like whether the meter is in an escape route at the building, in addition to gas affiliated installations, for instance the condition of gas piping in loft spaces. External fittings or housings won't however be detached. Gas is potentially dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Bedfordshire based local Gas Safe registered companies include Three Shires Property Services Ltd of 68, Bromham Road, Bedford, Lancashire Tel. 07871 505836 and Andrew Huggett of 8 Church Lane, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire Tel. 07828261303.



Regulations legally require landlords to complete appliance and installation inspections annually. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

English Heritage

We are intending to buy a flat near All Saints Church , will this affect the property's value?

All Saints Church is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly enhance the attractiveness of an area. Other nearby monuments of importance include Segenhoe, Barford Bridge, Bedford Bridge and Bromham Bridge.. Your RICS surveyor will consider all local and regional criteria when conducting homebuyer report in Bedford. Visit the English Heritage website for further details on All Saints Church.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor be looking for on a stucco regency house in Bedford that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is actually just a smooth and flat render. Normally stucco is applied to brick hardens to form an even finish. The coating is very attractive and is often found on Georgian houses. It can contain lime (to make it workable) in it as well as plant fibres to help prevent cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and Bedford Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example trapped moisture leading to damp problems

Another example of problems might include sulphate attack from sulphates absorbed from bricks. Remedying Stucco problems may be expensive as craftsmen are getting more difficult to find.

For a local expert try R Gibbs Plastering & Maintenance, 19, Wellington St, Bedford, MK40 2HY Tel. 07500 808504

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