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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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Which Home Survey is the best choice for my planned home purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Charterhouse

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen when purchasing a property constructed from conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Charterhouse

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Charterhouse) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more detailed. Select this when buying a non standard , for example box frame construction properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Charterhouse

    This is a professional valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Charterhouse and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Charterhouse property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charterhouse property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Charterhouse Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that the had been a problem with mould. What does the Charterhouse house surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing woes, like wet rot. From collar beams to trusses, every part of the roof should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Charterhouse, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A builder in Charterhouse with solid references can provide a quote.

Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types are found in the building materials including cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Charterhouse Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What input does a Charterhouse surveyor give for homes with Dutch bond brick? What impact do Charterhouse environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property show signs of a range of defects, from lack of a damp proof course to signs of movement. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. M A Brickwork at 13 Russet Way, Melbourn, Royston, SG8 6HF on 01763 230462.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Charterhouse property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Charterhouse and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is basically the same the same.

If the Charterhouse property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Charterhouse property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Charterhouse Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller said that the had been a problem with mould. What does the Charterhouse house surveyor look into during the survey?

This is often asked by property purchasers who know that homes can be hiding serious roofing woes, like wet rot. From collar beams to trusses, every part of the roof should be reported on. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Charterhouse, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Re-flashing and re-tiling, among other aspects of roof repair, can be the cause of serious accidents, which is why modern contractors refuse to work without scaffolding. A builder in Charterhouse with solid references can provide a quote.



Asbestos roof tiles

I suspect there might be painted over asbestos ceilings being found in house. What is asbestos and is it hazardous?

Asbestos is a harmful fibrous structured mineral formed from metamorphic rocks. Some types are found in the building materials including cooker insulation. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has excellent heat resistance qualities and it may be found in stove insulation.

All forms are ultimately hazardous and might lead to lung cancer if inhaled over sustained periods. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it. Professional advice must be taken immediately.

Charterhouse Surveyors do not confirm the existence asbestos on a survey. Your surveyor will mention potential asbestos risks and will advise accordingly.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

What input does a Charterhouse surveyor give for homes with Dutch bond brick? What impact do Charterhouse environmental conditions have?

Brick converted property show signs of a range of defects, from lack of a damp proof course to signs of movement. For instance, wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall and should be taken very seriously.

To arrange a quote for repairs, contact a local specialist, e.g. M A Brickwork at 13 Russet Way, Melbourn, Royston, SG8 6HF on 01763 230462.

For buyers with an eye for detail, less used styles of brick course include Scottish bond features five courses (rows) of long-oriented bricks then one row of short faced bricks, before repeating the pattern. Consider renegotiating the price of the Charterhouse property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

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