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Valuation
Property
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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.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am intending to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Dunmow Homebuyer Report give details on on any faults with the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Dunmow the surveyor will typically report on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include an overview or check of any uncovered parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas e.g. examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to buy in Dunmow, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor check signs of flooding damage?

Burst dams, tidal activity and inadequate drainage can cause flood damage, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including window frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roof of the home could be something to worry about. What will our Dunmow house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Residences in Dunmow in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. purlins. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Dunmow, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Dunmow will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Abacus Roofing of Sawpitsmead/Garnish Hall Farm, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, CM6 1QL on 01245 231923 to request an estimate.

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.

Shocking Electrics

When I saw the building I am intending to purchase I think we saw that there were damaged electrical sockets; does Dunmow Homebuyer Report give details on on any faults with the electrics?

During a Building Survey in Dunmow the surveyor will typically report on the state of the electrics if it looks like the electrics are in an unsatisfactory condition. This should include an overview or check of any uncovered parts of the wiring, fusebox etc. and other areas e.g. examining the nature of the electrical fittings in bath or shower rooms or checking the condition of a representative sample of light fittings.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should usually form part of the survey.



The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a Periodic Inspection should be carried out at least every 10 years (5 if renting out).

Damage resulting from flooding

When planning to buy in Dunmow, should we be concerned about a flood risk, and will the home surveyor check signs of flooding damage?

Burst dams, tidal activity and inadequate drainage can cause flood damage, and the value of a property in an at-risk area may be impacted. A surveyor has a number of options to assess whether a property is vulnerable.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including window frames.

Preventative measures can include costly but effective solutions e.g. properly constructed drainage. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the property owner or occupier, but this information may not be accurate.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller warned us that access to the roof of the home could be something to worry about. What will our Dunmow house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Residences in Dunmow in good condition could unfortunately be experiencing roofing woes, like incorrectly applied waterproofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. purlins. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in Dunmow, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the surveyors in Dunmow will look for a range of signs, including holes or cracks in the waterproof layer.

The expense of loft insulation, or other major roof work, means that some owners put it off for as long as possible. This is a false economy, as such issues can lead to more severe general structural problems. A quote (or several) for any necessary work should be acquired as soon as possible.

Contact Abacus Roofing of Sawpitsmead/Garnish Hall Farm, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, CM6 1QL on 01245 231923 to request an estimate.

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