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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which one should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Braintree

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Braintree

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Braintree) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Braintree

    This is an independent valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Braintree and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Braintree property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Braintree property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Braintree Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor report on the condition of the gas supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the mains gas installation as part of the Braintree survey, in addition to gas affiliated appliances or installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. Gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Braintree, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the roofing be hard to organise?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Braintree can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to trusses, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Lewis of 1 River Mead, Braintree, CM7 9AX on 01376 323649 to request a quote.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a dovecot. What effect will the construction have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Braintree property built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean expensive ongoing repairs.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Braintree and which one would be cheaper?

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

If the Braintree property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make substantial modifications, RICS recommend you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with a thorough analysis of the Braintree property's general condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Braintree Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Gas flame

Does a local surveyor report on the condition of the gas supply?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually survey the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the mains gas installation as part of the Braintree survey, in addition to gas affiliated appliances or installations like fixed external ventilation hearths. External fittings or covers will not be dislodged. Gas can be deadly, should you have any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer.



Roof defects identified during a survey

We are buying a loft-conversion in Braintree, and we are sensitive to the cost of roof repairs. Will access to the roofing be hard to organise?

This often causes anxiety for buyers who have had to put up with weeks of scaffolding around their home while work is underway. Houses across Braintree can be blighted by damage to the roof, including. From ceiling joists to trusses, all aspects of the roof should be reported on. Your property surveyors may then recommend that some faults need urgent attention.

The expense of asbestos cement removal, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. It may be advisable to source an estimate for any work prior to exchange. Call Lewis of 1 River Mead, Braintree, CM7 9AX on 01376 323649 to request a quote.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing a dovecot. What effect will the construction have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing a home with character, such as a Georgian terrace. Older construction methods and materials, however, can be a cause of concern for would-be buyers. Braintree property built with traditional methods can be surprisingly expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could mean expensive ongoing repairs.

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