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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Biggleswade

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Biggleswade

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Biggleswade) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as stone wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Biggleswade

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Biggleswade and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Biggleswade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Biggleswade property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Biggleswade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Biggleswade , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers in Biggleswade who know that homes can often hide roof maintenance problems. From sheeting to ceiling joists, every part of the roof should be reported on, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call B A Roofing of 11 Kingfisher Cl, Biggleswade, SG18 8EA on 01767 317121 for more information.

House Prices

Is £118, 969 in the right area price to be buying a property in Biggleswade in SG18 for and what different issues will your Biggleswade chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Biggleswade ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices including noise from flight paths or whether there are any original features. It often helps to set against flat prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £104, 869, which is £14, 100 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £201, 237. 29, Erlensee Way, Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG18 0GG was purchased for £149, 950 .

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

The surveyor will attend the building as well as considering the long list of influences that can affect property values.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Biggleswade, and can a Biggleswade chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

Flooding in Biggleswade can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Biggleswade and of the 3, which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Biggleswade property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any major works on the property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give comprehensive details of the Biggleswade property's condition along with an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get a Biggleswade Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a property with a converted attic in Biggleswade , and we are wary of potential roofing issues. Which issues relating to the attic will be checked during the survey?

This is often asked by buyers in Biggleswade who know that homes can often hide roof maintenance problems. From sheeting to ceiling joists, every part of the roof should be reported on, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call B A Roofing of 11 Kingfisher Cl, Biggleswade, SG18 8EA on 01767 317121 for more information.



House Prices

Is £118, 969 in the right area price to be buying a property in Biggleswade in SG18 for and what different issues will your Biggleswade chartered surveyor consider when calculating house prices in Biggleswade ?

There are many factors that can add to or subtract from house prices including noise from flight paths or whether there are any original features. It often helps to set against flat prices recorded in the same area for similar flats. The average flat price registered between Jul and Oct 2012 was £104, 869, which is £14, 100 less than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £201, 237. 29, Erlensee Way, Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG18 0GG was purchased for £149, 950 .

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

The surveyor will attend the building as well as considering the long list of influences that can affect property values.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Biggleswade, and can a Biggleswade chartered surveyor inquire into water damage?

Flooding in Biggleswade can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. A flood danger alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home, such as via loose patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the RICS surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The RICS surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

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