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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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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Danbury

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are purchasing a home 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 Danbury

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Danbury) is also carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for unconventional , for example stone wall homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Danbury

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Danbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Danbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Danbury property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Danbury Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1977-built home in Danbury and saw a gap below the skirting board in the bathroom. What subsidence-related matters will the Danbury Surveyor review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore

trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Danbury survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should offer advice.

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Danbury residential property what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

For a Danbury house, one example could be low-sloping downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere blocked drains below ground.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Danbury and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Danbury property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make any works or an extension, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does give a more detailed analysis of the Danbury property's general condition as well as including advice on structural defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Danbury Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1977-built home in Danbury and saw a gap below the skirting board in the bathroom. What subsidence-related matters will the Danbury Surveyor review?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a home, but some degree of movement will always occur. New builds, for example, will need to settle under the weight of the building.

It is not always obvious that subsidence is at work, due to the fact that the usual signs could quite easily be caused by other factors. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which begins to rot, can also destabilise all or part of a foundation. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. Removing or even pruning the tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore



trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

Asbestos roof tiles

The vendor has mentioned there is a concern of asbestos boards around windows being found in the home. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a deleterious fibrous substance. There are over 60 types, 6 of which were used in the UK and were commonly found in the building materials including boiler cupboard.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in boards around windows.

All forms including Chrysotile are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer or fibrosis following prolonged exposure.

If discovered, one must be careful never to disturb the asbestos and expert advice should be sought ASAP. On no account attempt to get rid of it yourself.

Surveyors do not tell you whether there is asbestos on a Danbury survey. However, surveyors will note the risk of asbestos during the survey and should offer advice.

Substandard guttering

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Danbury residential property what impact will a Condition Rating 1 have on 'E3 - Rainwater pipes and gutters' ?

For a Danbury house, one example could be low-sloping downspouts. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually. Buyers should be aware that although drainage is reported on in this section, other aspects of the water system are referred to elsewhere blocked drains below ground.

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are. A 'green' condition rating of 1 confirms that no repairs are required. Nevertheless, the surveyor may still recommend that regular upkeep is carried out.

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