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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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What Survey is the correct choice for my intended house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Frogmore

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Frogmore

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Frogmore) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for non standard property such as stone buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Frogmore

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Frogmore and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Frogmore property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Frogmore property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Frogmore Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £182, 900 within the right sort of area price to be buying a flat in AL2 for and what factors will Frogmore chartered surveyor allow for when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect property values such as the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the standard of the bathroom/s. It can help to consider flat values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between July and October in 2012 was £175, 500, which is £7, 400 less than the asking price (£466, 194 was the blended house/flat average). 46, Cuckmans Drive, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3AX a leasehold flat recently sold for £175, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates. Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plants. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a residential surveyor check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a HomeBuyer Report will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Frogmore, such as via patio doors. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Frogmore and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Frogmore property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make an extension on the property, you should you commission a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap however it does give you comprehensive details of the Frogmore property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Frogmore Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

House Prices

Is £182, 900 within the right sort of area price to be buying a flat in AL2 for and what factors will Frogmore chartered surveyor allow for when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things that can affect property values such as the existence of any restrictions over use of the property or the standard of the bathroom/s. It can help to consider flat values achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties. The mean flat price registered between July and October in 2012 was £175, 500, which is £7, 400 less than the asking price (£466, 194 was the blended house/flat average). 46, Cuckmans Drive, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3AX a leasehold flat recently sold for £175, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component. Your chartered surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The estate agent has suggested subsidence has been worth checking. What subsidence-related defects will my house survey investigate?

Subsidence is defined as movement of the foundations of a house, but some degree of movement will always occur. New properties, for example, will need to settle beneath the structure's own weight. Often, homes are built with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates. Subsidence can be caused by a range of factors. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, damaging the structure, particularly in clay soil as moisture is taken up from the ground by plants. In some cases, the presence of buried peat or other organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence. The removal of trees may make the problem worse, however, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Place pine, birch and cherry trees, for example, at least 10m away. Damaged but non-structural elements should be filled and re-weatherproofed. Your surveyor may suggest that you talk to an arborist to find out the best cause of action if trees or other plant life is the suspected cause.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a residential surveyor check water damage?

A wide variety of factors can cause water damage caused by flooding, from inadequate drainage to tidal activity. If you are planning to buy in a flood-affected area, a HomeBuyer Report will inform your decision. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes.

Flooding can increase the likelihood of water entering a home in Frogmore, such as via patio doors. The HomeBuyer Report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the agent, but this information may not be accurate.

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