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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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Looking for a Home Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunmow

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a home constructed from conventional materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunmow

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Dunmow) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunmow

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dunmow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dunmow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Dunmow property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Dunmow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian house in Dunmow.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly attractive and was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Dunmow Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-coating problems may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can rainfall have on our new property? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on your property is rarely considered properly. As an example, rusted iron elements may indicate that the drainage are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Dunmow property with Bath stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Dunmow homes. Problems which impact stone-built Dunmow homes can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dunmow are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Provectus Remediation Ltd, Unit 9, Kingsdale Business Centre, Regina Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PE, which quarries Coal, Surface Mined, for details. Call 01245 505616 for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Dunmow and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey but is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Dunmow property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make alterations, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap however it will offer comprehensive details of the Dunmow property's condition as well as information on defects and maintenance options .

For further advice why not get an instant Dunmow Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be focused on, on a stucco Victorian house in Dunmow.

Stucco is actually a specific type of render. Commonly stucco is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth stone like surface. It is highly attractive and was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Dunmow Home Buyers Suveys frequently reveal potentially expensive to remedy problems for example, lateral cracking revealing the underlying mortar joints. Other issues could result from the heavy loads such as cracking under the eaves. Re-coating problems may be dear as the skills are getting more difficult to find.



Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect can rainfall have on our new property? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact rainfall can have on your property is rarely considered properly. As an example, rusted iron elements may indicate that the drainage are blocked. Poor drainage can lead to penetrating damp.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. However, if the drains are not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and become increasing harder to repair. In the worst case scenario, deterioration of a building's foundations can become fatal to its structural integrity, risking collapse.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a Dunmow property with Bath stone walls. What should we be particularly aware of? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

External wall maintenance is essential to the health of Dunmow homes. Problems which impact stone-built Dunmow homes can vary greatly, with issues like staining being quote common. The two main forms of mortared stone wall construction found in Dunmow are regular and irregular.

Dry stone construction is used in garden walls and field boundaries, but is rarely employed for inhabited structures. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction.

Home Buyers Surveys will usually offer guidance on these matters. An example would be.

Ask your surveyor for clarification if you are in doubt as to likely maintenance, particularly if the house in question is listed or located in a conservation area.

Contact a local mine or quarry, e.g. Provectus Remediation Ltd, Unit 9, Kingsdale Business Centre, Regina Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1PE, which quarries Coal, Surface Mined, for details. Call 01245 505616 for more information.

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