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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Berkhamsted

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property built from conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Berkhamsted

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Berkhamsted) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this option when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Berkhamsted

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Berkhamsted and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Berkhamsted property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Berkhamsted property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Berkhamsted Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the house I am hoping to buy I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Berkhamsted a surveyor should usually add detail on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of any uncovered parts of the wiring and other things like verifying the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Berkhamsted.

The IEE advocate an electrical system check need be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Berkhamsted. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies to insect infestation can include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What will our Berkhamsted property surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Berkhamstedwith a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From parapet walls to gables, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

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. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Berkhamsted roofing specialist. Call Avenir Roofing of Serving Berkhamsted on 0800 163955 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Berkhamsted and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the Berkhamsted property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give a more detailed analysis of the Berkhamsted property's condition and it includes an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Berkhamsted Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the house I am hoping to buy I noticed that there could be corrosion of the wiring - will a surveyor write anything on the electrical system?

When carrying out a Homebuyer Report in Berkhamsted a surveyor should usually add detail on the electrical system if it is apparent that they are in a poor condition.

This should include a non invasive look-over of any uncovered parts of the wiring and other things like verifying the category of any electrical fittings in bathrooms or reporting on the condition of a sample of switch gear. .

Examining the documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Berkhamsted.



The IEE advocate an electrical system check need be completed every ten years (5 if renting out).

Timber damage by insect larvae

My husband spotted signs of vermin in the basement. Will the Building Survey investigate this?

Pests like ants may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Berkhamsted. When purchasing a property, this matter should be borne in mind. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, a moth infestation may not be found for months after purchase, and even if treated, may never be fully eradicated. Remedies to insect infestation can include chemical treatment and removal or excision of affected timber. Your property surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Damp in the attic has created issues for us in the past - What will our Berkhamsted property surveyor investigate as part of the survey?

This often causes anxiety for buyers in Berkhamstedwith a roofing 'horror story' from a previous home. Many properties can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roofing problems, such as. From parapet walls to gables, many parts of the roof and loft will be considered. Problems can often arise in the case of flat roofs, caused by a slope of less than 12 to 15 degrees.

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. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable Berkhamsted roofing specialist. Call Avenir Roofing of Serving Berkhamsted on 0800 163955 for more information.

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