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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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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Need a Property Survey ? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Goffs Oak

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Goffs Oak

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Goffs Oak) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Goffs Oak

    This is an independent valuation of the property. This is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Goffs Oak and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Goffs Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the Goffs Oak property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Goffs Oak property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Goffs Oak Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to upgrade to the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a substantially modified terraced property?

Although recurrently called Full Structural Surveys by house buyers - these surveys are now called Building Surveys If planning to buy an unconventional Goffs Oak property, for example a dilapidated house, this is the most suitable RICS survey. A Building Survey will detail thorough and crucial insight in relation to the

houses state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house.

. External buildings will typically be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Goffs Oak properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Can a Goffs Oak House Survey consider this?

Whether a property was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as flooding or mould can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as a hard-to-open living room door.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the condition of the gas flues?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

HomeBuyer Report

Should we choose a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Goffs Oak and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Goffs Oak property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension on the Goffs Oak property, RICS advise you opt for a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap but it will give an in-depth analysis of the Goffs Oak property's state of repair in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Goffs Oak Survey Quote online or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages to upgrade to the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report if buying a substantially modified terraced property?

Although recurrently called Full Structural Surveys by house buyers - these surveys are now called Building Surveys If planning to buy an unconventional Goffs Oak property, for example a dilapidated house, this is the most suitable RICS survey. A Building Survey will detail thorough and crucial insight in relation to the



houses state of repair along with any needs for future maintenance, following a thorough visual inspection of the inside and outside of the house.

. External buildings will typically be reported on.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We have heard that Goffs Oak properties built on clay soil can experience problems. Can a Goffs Oak House Survey consider this?

Whether a property was built in 1703 or 2003, factors as varied as flooding or mould can create issues for an owner. Foundations dug into clay-rich soil, for example, can result in a number of issues. The consequences may take years to be noticed, or could be felt suddenly, such as a hard-to-open living room door.

Taking precautions, such as even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property, can make long term maintenance easier, and keep repair costs manageable.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look into the condition of the gas flues?

Your RICS chartered surveyor will visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. The surveyor will look at whether the mains is connected at the home, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney breasts or flues. External fittings or housings will not however be removed. Gas is potentially unsafe, should there be any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas regulations stipulate landlords must to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly and punishments for failure to comply are severe .

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