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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Cheshunt

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Cheshunt

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Cheshunt) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Choose this survey when buying a non standard , for example wychert or older homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Cheshunt

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Cheshunt and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cheshunt property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Cheshunt property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Cheshunt Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that dry rot had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the roof of the house be time consuming to arrange?

Cheshunt property that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to roof maintenance problems. From tie beams to sheeting, the whole roof will be considered. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Cheshunt, but it is a health and safety necessity. A local roofing specialist with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Contact J & J Asphalt Roofing of 22 Mylne Close, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 0PS on 01992 638824 for more information.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor should use local Cheshunt market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental issues like Cheshunt planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Cheshunt survey report on the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Cheshunt a qualified surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring on top of concerns such as reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Cheshunt. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Cheshunt and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is effectively the same level of survey.

If the Cheshunt property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out an extension, RICS recommend you commission a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give a more detailed analysis of the Cheshunt property's general condition as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Cheshunt Home Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our agent said that dry rot had been a concern. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. Will access to the roof of the house be time consuming to arrange?

Cheshunt property that are otherwise ideal may be exposed to roof maintenance problems. From tie beams to sheeting, the whole roof will be considered. The property surveyors could suggest that some of the faults must be dealt with immediately.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Cheshunt, but it is a health and safety necessity. A local roofing specialist with a recommendation from a friend or family member should be able to assist with a quote. Contact J & J Asphalt Roofing of 22 Mylne Close, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, EN8 0PS on 01992 638824 for more information.



RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. To work out the correct valuation your independent surveyor should use local Cheshunt market factors and other factors relating to the property e.g. square metres The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will use other assumptions, for example there are no hazardous materials.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local area conjectures, for example the access roads not being in private control, are made in addition to any environmental issues like Cheshunt planning proposals (e.g flight path), which are also considered as part of the valuation.

Shocking Electrics

When we went to see the period property we want to acquire it looked like there was no RCD on the fuse board , will a Cheshunt survey report on the electrics?

When preparing a Building Survey in Cheshunt a qualified surveyor will mention the electrical system if it is suspected that they are in a less than satisfactory condition. This will include a visual look-over of the superficial parts of the wiring on top of concerns such as reporting on the condition of any visible wiring a representative sample of switch gear. Inspecting the evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical wiring conducted by a suitably qualified electrician on the property should usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Cheshunt. Looking at any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician on the property should be part of the survey.

The IEE strongly advise that a Periodic Inspection is carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting).

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