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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 Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Bishops Stortford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Bishops Stortford

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Bishops Stortford) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard , for example timber frame houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Bishops Stortford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Stortford and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bishops Stortford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Stortford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bishops Stortford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to bear in mind when buying a house built in around 1740? What consequences will the property's age have on repairs?

Many purchasers have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Bishops Stortford listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.

Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about bugs on the road. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Scare stories about home infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Bishops Stortford home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain an accurate value estimate the surveyor will should use knowledge of Bishops Stortford and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Bishops Stortford area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to Bishops Stortford environmental issues like Bishops Stortford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Bishops Stortford and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Bishops Stortford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Bishops Stortford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice get an instant Bishops Stortford House Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

What do I need to bear in mind when buying a house built in around 1740? What consequences will the property's age have on repairs?

Many purchasers have considered buying a old, characterful home one day. A building's age, however, can concern buyers. Homes built with traditional methods can be a chore to maintain. You should be aware that expert knowledge may be needed. Construction materials, such as period brick or roof tiles, may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of Bishops Stortford listed buildings. This may mean it is a good idea to discuss current upkeep needs with the seller.



Timber damage by insect larvae

A local warned us about bugs on the road. Do we need a chartered surveyor?

Scare stories about home infestations are plentiful, it is tempting to treat signs of pests such as ants as minor annoyances. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Remedies can take time, so if you opt to proceed with the purchase, check with a specialist how long treatment will take.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Bishops Stortford home survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and will also include a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate. To ascertain an accurate value estimate the surveyor will should use knowledge of Bishops Stortford and other considerations relating to the property e.g. square metres. Surveyors also evaluate certain fixtures and fittings and use key assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Bishops Stortford area assumptions, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to Bishops Stortford environmental issues like Bishops Stortford planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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