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  Mortgage Valuation
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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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What Home Survey is the correct choice for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Chafford Hundred

    The Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Chafford Hundred

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Chafford Hundred) is also conducted by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey for non standard e.g. wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Chafford Hundred

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chafford Hundred and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chafford Hundred property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Chafford Hundred property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Chafford Hundred Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Chafford Hundred.

Stucco is really just a type of solid render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very beautiful and is found on Georgian properties for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently focus on issues for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to opt for the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified house?

Albeit recurrently called Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Chafford Hundred house of conventional building materials. The Building Survey is definitely the correct survey in relation to the house described. There are a number limitations exist with any survey because RICS chartered surveyor is not authorised open up the structure of the property of comment on non-permanent out buildings. Permanent outside buildings will typically be reported on during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Chafford Hundred, and can a Chafford Hundred surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are exposed to flood damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Chafford Hundred and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is effectively the same survey.

If the Chafford Hundred property is an apartment, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Chafford Hundred property's state of repair and it includes advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get an instant Chafford Hundred Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Damaged Render

What will a Surveyor be looking for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Chafford Hundred.

Stucco is really just a type of solid render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. The coating is very beautiful and is found on Georgian properties for example. Stucco is often prone to defect and Surveyors frequently focus on issues for example, horizontal visible cracking that follows the underlying mortar joints.

Another example of problems associated with stucco could result from the burden of heavy load such as cracking under the roof joists. Resolving problems with stucco may be surprisingly expensive as the skills are getting rarer.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons to opt for the full structural survey instead of a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified house?

Albeit recurrently called Structural Surveys by many agents and buyers the correct term for this type of survey is now Building Surveys. The HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a mid 20th century of later unmodified Chafford Hundred house of conventional building materials. The Building Survey is definitely the correct survey in relation to the house described. There are a number limitations exist with any survey because RICS chartered surveyor is not authorised open up the structure of the property of comment on non-permanent out buildings. Permanent outside buildings will typically be reported on during the survey.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a risk of flooding in Chafford Hundred, and can a Chafford Hundred surveyor inquire into any flooding damage?

It is estimated that over two million properties are exposed to flood damage, and buyers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. correctly installed window and door frames. The home surveyor will usually recommend that the buyers seek legal advice on any related information mentioned in the report.

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