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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Burnham On Crouch

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a home built from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Burnham On Crouch

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Burnham On Crouch) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard property such as thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Burnham On Crouch

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Burnham On Crouch and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Burnham On Crouch property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Burnham On Crouch property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Burnham On Crouch House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Burnham On Crouch property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Quite a common example is efflorescence on the chimney stack. Possible defects are reviewed visually from ground level if the roof is hard to access.

Conservation area

Are there any problems I would need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted flat in Burnham On Crouch in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local authority. Burnham On Crouch surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have with the home and its value. The value of homes will be greater owing to them being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected note if the property is or might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's so houses built before then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation. It is mainly found in South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of it will probably be dear but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Burnham On Crouch and which is the cheapest?

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

If the Burnham On Crouch property is a flat, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it does give comprehensive details of the Burnham On Crouch property's condition and it includes information on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not get an instant Burnham On Crouch House Survey Quote via our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Chimney stacks

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Burnham On Crouch property, can you give some examples of Condition rating 2 defects for chimney stacks?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2. This may not be urgent, however. Quite a common example is efflorescence on the chimney stack. Possible defects are reviewed visually from ground level if the roof is hard to access.



Conservation area

Are there any problems I would need to be conscious of if planning to buy a converted flat in Burnham On Crouch in conservation area ?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local authority. Burnham On Crouch surveyors are required by RICS to have sufficient knowledge of local considerations and any effect they have with the home and its value. The value of homes will be greater owing to them being preserved. However a growing number have been neglected and are in poor condition for example - badly maintained and potholed roads and pavements

Surveyors are expected note if the property is or might be is so classified and Section I of the Homebuyer Report will suggest additional enquiries are raised during the legal process. Unauthorised changes to the property may also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by the lawyer.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a danger of asbestos lagging situated in the maisonette. What is asbestos and what are the remedial options?

Asbestos was not banned until the late 90's so houses built before then may have traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a deleterious substance. Some types are found in the building materials such as lagging.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in insulation. It is mainly found in South Africa.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. Contrary to breathing in a solitary fibre is not fatal.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered however, on no account to disturb asbestos and professional advice must be taken urgently. Professional removal of it will probably be dear but absolutely must be conducted by trained experts. Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and will recommend professional testing.

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