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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 should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Broxbourne

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Broxbourne

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Broxbourne) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional such as stone wall buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Broxbourne

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Broxbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Broxbourne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Broxbourne property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Broxbourne House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older converted cow-house in Broxbourne. What should be budgeted for repairs?

The age of a structure can often be problematic. Broxbourne structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can mean long-term upkeep.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Broxbourne structures built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Broxbourne House Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Broxbourne can have unwanted consequences. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Broxbourne surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Broxbourne , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the property surveyor in Broxbourne give in their report?

Houses in Broxbourne with no other major issues can be blighted by ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Broxbourne, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A builder with a good reference should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Wilson S J of 2 Grenville Av, Broxbourne, EN10 7DH on 01992 447547 for details.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Broxbourne and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Broxbourne property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap however it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Broxbourne property's state of repair in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Broxbourne House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are purchasing an older converted cow-house in Broxbourne. What should be budgeted for repairs?

The age of a structure can often be problematic. Broxbourne structures employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be costly to repair. You should be aware that specialist knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can mean long-term upkeep.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Broxbourne structures built on clay soil can experience problems. What should we expect a Broxbourne House Survey to include, and what defects will be reported on?

The content of soil around the foundations of a home in Broxbourne can have unwanted consequences. Issues range from compression of layers of the sub-soil to swelling of the soil, both of which can put a home's foundations under great strain. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content. Expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a home's foundations, forcing them inward. Where the foundation walls have insufficient support, they will bow and crack. This can result in costly and even dangerous structural damage. There is a real benefit in booking a Broxbourne surveyor to carry out your Property Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We're purchasing a house in Broxbourne , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the property surveyor in Broxbourne give in their report?

Houses in Broxbourne with no other major issues can be blighted by ponding, among a range of other roofing issues. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Broxbourne, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the chartered surveyors will look for a range of signs, including literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended.

Given the high cost of major roof repairs like replacing rotten rafters or soffits, some homeowners may defer maintenance indefinitely. This makes both the cause and the consequences harder and even more expensive to treat when repairs do take place. A builder with a good reference should be able to assist with a quote. Contact Wilson S J of 2 Grenville Av, Broxbourne, EN10 7DH on 01992 447547 for details.

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