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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 Building Survey? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Dunstable

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a home built from standard materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Dunstable

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Dunstable) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this when buying a non standard e.g. stone slab roof houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Dunstable

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is usually chosen by cash purchasers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dunstable and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Dunstable property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dunstable property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Dunstable Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older converted cow-house in Dunstable. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Buildings built using traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. Erected between 1310 and 1672, 30 Middle Row in Dunstable is a traditional property of the time.

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Dunstable. Can a surveyor look for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Dunstable in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a Dunstable house through several routes, including patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Dunstable which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over red brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian buildings for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Dunstable surveyors frequently focus on defects for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a house in Dunstable and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Dunstable property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any alterations, you should you book a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it does offer exhaustive analysis of the Dunstable property's condition in addition to advice on structural defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Dunstable Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Traditionally built property

My partner and I are buying an older converted cow-house in Dunstable. Will upkeep costs be higher?

Many buyers hope to own a home with character, such as a coach house or converted stable. Use of traditional methods, however, can create difficulties for an owner. Buildings built using traditional methods can be challenging to upkeep. You should consider that expert knowledge may be needed. Traditional materials may also need to be sourced. This can result in longer-term maintenance obligations. Erected between 1310 and 1672, 30 Middle Row in Dunstable is a traditional property of the time.



Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Dunstable. Can a surveyor look for water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity, and house purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the home in Dunstable in question is in danger.

Flood water can enter a Dunstable house through several routes, including patio doors. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor take into account on a stucco rendered regency home in Dunstable which we wish to buy.

Stucco (aka pargetting) is really just a sort of flat finish render. Typically it is layered over red brick that dries to an even finish. Stucco is highly beautiful and is was often applied to Georgian buildings for example. It is almost exactly the same as plaster. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. it can be problematic and Dunstable surveyors frequently focus on defects for example, when stucco is exposed to constant driving rain which becomes saturated and prone to frost damage. Other issues may result from the difficulty is discovering damp underneath. Re-applying problems may be difficult as the skills are becoming rarer.

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