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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 Buyers Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Boxmoor

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a property made of standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Boxmoor

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Boxmoor) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this for non standard , for example stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Boxmoor

    This is a professional valuation . This report is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boxmoor and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Boxmoor property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Boxmoor property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Boxmoor House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before acquiring a substantially modified period home in Boxmoor?

Structural surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. We would suggest that you carry out a Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a non period unmodified Boxmoor house assembled from conventional building materials. You should be aware of several limitations exist with any survey insofar as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the building for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on property is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to water damage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for buyers? What potential issues must we watch out for?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Boxmoor and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Boxmoor property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out major works, you should you book a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Boxmoor property's condition as well as information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get an instant Boxmoor House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before acquiring a substantially modified period home in Boxmoor?

Structural surveys have a new title and are now named Building Surveys. We would suggest that you carry out a Building Survey in relation to the house you are thinking of buying. The HomeBuyer Report will suffice if investigating a non period unmodified Boxmoor house assembled from conventional building materials. You should be aware of several limitations exist with any survey insofar as a qualified RICS surveyor will not be able to force or open up the structure of the building for example, or assess the serviceability of energy sources.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How important is it that we investigate guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rain can have on property is not given the attention it deserves by property buyers. One indication that downspouts are under performing is streaks of dirt down the outside of guttering. This can lead to water damage.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to remedy. If not maintained, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property cause issues for buyers? What potential issues must we watch out for?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. Buyers should also be aware that the potential severity of issues like delaminated render will vary with the particular type of stone. Irregular stone often has a more rustic appearance, but the mortar used may be susceptible to a higher rate of decay. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is far more water-resistant than many other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as repointing mortar with a suitable material. If you are planning to renovate, consider that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey, as part of the Building Stone Assessment GeoReport. Locally mined or quarried stone may also be available.

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