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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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 Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Colchester

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when you are purchasing a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Colchester

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Colchester) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for unconventional such as timber frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Colchester

    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 choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Colchester and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Colchester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works on the Colchester property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Colchester property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Colchester Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this residence is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor check any flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residence in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs

or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Colchester? Will the Colchester surveyor report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Colchester and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on buildings in Colchester is not given enough thought.

Signs that drainage are blocked include rotten roofing elements, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the Colchester house we plan to buy. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pests may include chemical treatment. The surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Colchester and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same survey.

If the Colchester property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make major works on the Colchester property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it does offer an in-depth analysis of the Colchester property's state of repair along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Colchester Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Damage resulting from flooding

We believe this residence is located in a low lying area. Is there a major flood risk? Would our chartered surveyor check any flood damage, or if neighbouring property have been affected?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residence in question is in danger, and a property surveyor will advise on repairs



or preventative measures. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rain an issue in Colchester? Will the Colchester surveyor report on this? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Regular rainfall is common in Colchester and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on buildings in Colchester is not given enough thought.

Signs that drainage are blocked include rotten roofing elements, and may lead to warped floorboards or beams. Fortunately, problems with drains are quite easy to remedy, if not neglected.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about bugs in the Colchester house we plan to buy. Will a residential surveyor look into this?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Unfortunately, the impact to a house and its inhabitants can affect the health of residents and affect its value. It may not be obvious that a building is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked. As an example, woodworm, or larvae of the common furniture beetle, may be identified after finding neat small holes in wood, accompanied by piles of wood dust beneath. Treatment for pests may include chemical treatment. The surveyor may include notes on any signs of vermin or other pests in their report. It is, however, advisable that specific worries you may have be raised ASAP.

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