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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Buntingford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property made of standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Buntingford

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Buntingford) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Buntingford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Buntingford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the Buntingford property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Buntingford Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check rainwater goods?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which wet weather has on property in Buntingford is overlooked by property buyers. Signs that gutters are worth a closer look include a waterlogged garden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Buntingford and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine materials used and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fittings like fireplaces. If there are any fittings they won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Buntingford include One Company Heating of 7 Snells Mead, Buntingford Tel. 07766824805 and SJS Plumbing & Heating Limited of 12 Jubilee Cottages, Aspenden, Buntingford, Herts Tel. 01763274717.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Buntingford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you go for a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does give a thorough analysis of the Buntingford property's condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Buntingford Home Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is it a good idea to check rainwater goods?

As a frequent surveyor of local property, I find it strange that the effect which wet weather has on property in Buntingford is overlooked by property buyers. Signs that gutters are worth a closer look include a waterlogged garden. Blocked rainwater goods can result in rotten roof timbers.

Luckily, issues with rainwater goods are quite easy to resolve.However, the damage caused, where not unblocked on a regular basis, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Should I get a separate valuation and cost of rebuild estimate and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement cost as part of the survey. In order to determine an accurate value estimate your RICS valuer will take into account experience of property in Buntingford and other considerations relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms Surveyors also examine materials used and draw upon other assumptions e.g. there being no serious defects. A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there is an absence of any serious legal problems such as the tenure being as indicated (e.g commonhold). Advice should be sought from your conveyancing solicitor.

Further area conjectures, for example connection to sewers, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor look into the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

Your qualified surveyor will visually inspect any accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas heaters (also LPG/oil/electric) as part of the survey, in addition to gas associated fittings like fireplaces. If there are any fittings they won't actually be detached. Most people are aware that gas is potentially hazardous, should you have any concerns about gas fittings at all, , contact a gas safe engineer.

Gas Safe Register firms in Buntingford include One Company Heating of 7 Snells Mead, Buntingford Tel. 07766824805 and SJS Plumbing & Heating Limited of 12 Jubilee Cottages, Aspenden, Buntingford, Herts Tel. 01763274717.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations require that all landlords must to commission appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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