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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 HomeBuyers Survey is right for my intended house purchase in Boreham?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boreham

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boreham

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Boreham) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard e.g. stone wall or older buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boreham

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boreham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Boreham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Boreham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Boreham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Building Surveys and valuations in Boreham will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Chelmsford Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rain have on our new property in Boreham?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on homes is rarely considered properly. If you have only visited the property in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Boreham or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boreham and which would be the cheapest?

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

If the Boreham property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations on the property, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it does offer comprehensive details of the Boreham property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Boreham Home Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should we be concerned about when buying a flat next to a rubbish landfill

Landfill Sites take many forms including non-hazardous rubbish. No one wants to live near one (80% of people live under 2km away from one). Concerns might include leaking underground tanks from petrol stations for example .

Building Surveys and valuations in Boreham will flag up structural defects connected with the site. Your lawyer will carry out conveyancing searches of the British Geological database as well as Chelmsford Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what impact should rain have on our new property in Boreham?

The impact of climate change is widely reported, yet the effect which rainfall has on homes is rarely considered properly. If you have only visited the property in on a sunny day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Poor drainage can lead to staining of wallpaper and damp.

Whether buying in Boreham or elsewhere, difficult rainwater goods does not necessarily mean that you need to pull out. Such matters are often simple to resolve. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is some brown asbestos sealant concealed in the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a noxious fibrous structured mineral of several naturally occurring materials. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and may be in building materials e.g. home appliances.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has very good heat resistance properties, it may be found in cooker insulation.

All forms including white are carcinogenic and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods.

If found, care should be taken not to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken without delay. Never try to handle it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will suggest experts are consulted.

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