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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 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.

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 .

House Prices

I intend to buy a flat in Buntingford (SG9) for around £204, 800. What will a surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS survey ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from the tenure to defects in the lease. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £230, 000, which is £25, 200 more than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £332, 628. 57, Olvega Drive, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9 9FJ was purchased for £210, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can my Buntingford Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Buntingford surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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.

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 .



House Prices

I intend to buy a flat in Buntingford (SG9) for around £204, 800. What will a surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS survey ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from the tenure to defects in the lease. As an indicator, one can try to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for similar properties. The average flat price completed between Jul and Oct 2012 was £230, 000, which is £25, 200 more than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £332, 628. 57, Olvega Drive, Buntingford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9 9FJ was purchased for £210, 000 .

The most accurate way for home buyers to get an accurate property valued is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a professional valuation by default.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

What impact does clay soil have on a house's foundations? Can my Buntingford Property Survey investigate this, and what defects will be reported on?

Clay soil-related issues can work slowly over many years, or can arise without warning after a bout of extreme weather or flooding. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. Signs like sticking window frames or widening cracks can be early indications of very serious structural issues. There is a real benefit in booking a Buntingford surveyor to carry out your HomeBuyer Report, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. If soil moisture levels must be kept stable, uniform spread of the moisture is essential. Subsidence and heave can be caused by a general increase or decrease in moisture, but isolated patches of wet and dry can just as easily warp foundations, putting them under even greater pressure.

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