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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Benfleet

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when planning to purchase a home built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Benfleet

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Benfleet) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for non standard property such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Benfleet

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

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Home Buyers Survey Benfleet

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benfleet and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benfleet property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Benfleet property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Benfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am buying a property close to Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh) , will this affect the property's value?

Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh) is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the desirability of an area. A RICS valuer will consider all local factors when conducting home buyers survey in Benfleet. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh).

Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Benfleet building survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a barn conversion in Benfleet. Will the age of the residence be a concern?

The age of a structure can sometimes be an issue. Benfleet homes built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Benfleet and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Benfleet property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out alterations on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Benfleet property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Benfleet Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

English Heritage

I am buying a property close to Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh) , will this affect the property's value?

Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh) is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can certainly increase the desirability of an area. A RICS valuer will consider all local factors when conducting home buyers survey in Benfleet. Visit the English Heritage website for more information on Roman Fort (Near Hadleigh).



Asbestos roof tiles

The mortgage valuation surveyor informed me there may be powdery white asbestos duct connectors situated in the home. What are the issues with asbestos?

Asbestos is a dangerous fibrous substance. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) may be in building materials for example cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has good heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms including white ( Chrysotile) are hazardous and can lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

Should you find asbestos, you should be careful on no account to break it and professional advice should be sought immediately. Never endeavour to remove it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos during a Benfleet building survey. However they will mention the risk of asbestos and should recommend relevant tests.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying a barn conversion in Benfleet. Will the age of the residence be a concern?

The age of a structure can sometimes be an issue. Benfleet homes built with traditional methods can be a drain to upkeep. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced.

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