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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Billericay

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Billericay

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Billericay) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Billericay

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Billericay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Billericay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Billericay property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Billericay Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a house close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Billericay will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the HomeBuyer Report look for indications of flooding damage?

Flooding in Billericay can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor consider on a stucco Victorian house in Billericay that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. It is very like plaster in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Billericay Building Surveys sometimes show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems may be when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Billericay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Billericay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Billericay property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Billericay Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a house close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Billericay will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the HomeBuyer Report look for indications of flooding damage?

Flooding in Billericay can cause severe damage to both contents and property, and owning a house in or near a high-risk area can mean higher insurance premiums. The Environment Agency maintain a flood risk alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor consider on a stucco Victorian house in Billericay that I wish to buy.

Stucco is actually just smooth type of render. Usually it is layered over underlying brick that sets to a smooth and attractive finish. It is highly aesthetic and is often found on Regency properties. It is very like plaster in its constituency. Sometimes it can contain lime (to make it workable) in it in addition to a wire under mesh. to help prevent cracks. it can be prone to defect and Billericay Building Surveys sometimes show any number of problems e.g. trapped moisture leading to the surface breaking. Other potential problems may be when the stucco is taken down to ground level bypassing the Damp Proof Course. Remedying problems with stucco may be difficult and costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

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