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Valuation
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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.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone create more problems for purchasers? Which matters should we consider?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for property in Colchester with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built property in Colchester can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.

House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached property in CO4 for an asking price of £238, 184. What different issues will your Colchester chartered surveyor consider in the process of a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the size of the garden. It can help to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £221, 284, which is £16, 900 less than the asking price and the flat/house average was £197, 914. 13, London Road, Stanway, Colchester, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NR a detached property sold for £180, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Colchester which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Colchester.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly appealing and was often applied to Regency houses. It can have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors commonly detail issues for example trapped moisture leading to damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local stucco advice contact M R Long Plastering, 14 Birch Avenue, Colchester, CO7 8LL Tel. 07790 776652

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.

Stone block wall damage

Can houses built with stone create more problems for purchasers? Which matters should we consider?

Roof and gutter issues can often cause problems for property in Colchester with stone walls. Problems which impact stone-built property in Colchester can vary greatly, with issues like salt contamination of being quote common. Irregular stone walls are found throughout the county, and can require more care and attention that regular, brick-like stone walls due greater impact the weather can have on exposed mortar. Stone will also decay as a result of environmental conditions, for example, limestones such as Bath stone or Kentish Rag will deteriorate when exposed to the elements. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include monitoring of natural wear, watching for signs of sudden or severe change.



House Prices

I intend to acquire a detached property in CO4 for an asking price of £238, 184. What different issues will your Colchester chartered surveyor consider in the process of a survey ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on property values ranging from whether it is freehold, leasehold or share of freehold to the size of the garden. It can help to weigh up prices against values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £221, 284, which is £16, 900 less than the asking price and the flat/house average was £197, 914. 13, London Road, Stanway, Colchester, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NR a detached property sold for £180, 000 .

The most reliable way for home buyers to get an independent property valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report in Colchester which includes a formal valuation as a core component. A local surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (established register of valuers).

Damaged Render

What defects will your Chartered Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Colchester.

Stucco is really just smooth type of render. Normally stucco render is applied to brick to form a smooth and even finish. The finish is highly appealing and was often applied to Regency houses. It can have lime in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to help stop cracks. it can be problematic and Surveyors commonly detail issues for example trapped moisture leading to damp problems.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve sulphate attack from salts sucked out of underlying brickwork. Fixing Stucco problems may be costly as the skills are getting harder to find.

For a local stucco advice contact M R Long Plastering, 14 Birch Avenue, Colchester, CO7 8LL Tel. 07790 776652

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