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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  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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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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the house in Broxbourne we plan to buy. Should we get a surveyor?

Property purchasers in Broxbourne should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.

Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may heavy rainfall have on a house in Broxbourne, and does our property surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather rain and the effect it can have on your home are rarely considered properly. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the drainage systems are damaged. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Totternhoe Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Broxbourne houses can vary, cracks being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Broxbourne houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the house in Broxbourne we plan to buy. Should we get a surveyor?

Property purchasers in Broxbourne should know that is not a requirement that the vendor to mention a pest issue. Regrettably, pests can seriously reduce the value of a property and carry serious health risks. An affected house may not always be easy to identify, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for vermin may include insecticides. If investigation does uncover a problem, consider speaking to the seller to ask that they deal with the issue prior to exchange.



Damage caused by high rainfall

What impact may heavy rainfall have on a house in Broxbourne, and does our property surveyor mention it? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather rain and the effect it can have on your home are rarely considered properly. For example, spattered mud around the bottom of downspouts will likely suggest that the drainage systems are damaged. If you suspect a problem, consider asking the surveyor for more information.

These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to fix if dealt with quickly. However, if the drains are not unblocked on a regular basis, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair.

Stone block wall damage

Can structures constructed with stone create upkeep problems for the owner? Are there any major defects that we should be aware of, and will the surveyor offer any advice?

From Totternhoe Limestone to Golconda Dolomitic Limestone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects affecting stone-built Broxbourne houses can vary, cracks being relatively common. Stone quarried in the area is common to local Broxbourne houses, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, slate is more damp resistant than many other forms of stone, as is granite. A survey will include a range of suggestions or requirements for maintenance, such as removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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