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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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Need a Building Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Barford

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when planning to buy a home built from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Barford

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Great Barford) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Barford

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . This is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Great Barford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Great Barford property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Barford property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Great Barford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for conducting the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified townhouse?

Structural Surveys are no longer carried out by surveyors as a new technical survey which has been given the name Building Survey, is now available. If planning to buy an unconventional Great Barford home, for example a dilapidated house - it is now the most suitable selection of survey. The written report provides full and critical advice about the buildings construction materials in conjunction with any maintenance needs, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the house. External buildings will also be surveyed.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. What will our Great Barford house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Great Barford house we plan to buy. How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Great Barford building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to pest problems can include traps. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a property in Great Barford and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same.

If the Great Barford property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any significant alterations on the property, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. The Building Survey is less cheap, but it does give you exhaustive analysis of the Great Barford property's condition along with information on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice you can get a Great Barford Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the reasons for conducting the full structural survey rather than a HomeBuyer Report when looking into a substantially modified townhouse?

Structural Surveys are no longer carried out by surveyors as a new technical survey which has been given the name Building Survey, is now available. If planning to buy an unconventional Great Barford home, for example a dilapidated house - it is now the most suitable selection of survey. The written report provides full and critical advice about the buildings construction materials in conjunction with any maintenance needs, following a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the house. External buildings will also be surveyed.



Roof defects identified during a survey

Our seller mentioned that the had been issues with pooling water on the roof. What will our Great Barford house surveyor keep an eye out for during the investigation?

Questions like this are often asked of surveyors by home buyers who are aware that property may be exposed to problems like torn or punctured damp-proofing. Every element should be checked, e.g. dormer windows, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable builder from the area.

Timber damage by insect larvae

I am worried about pests in the Great Barford house we plan to buy. How do we investigate further?

Any questions about pests affecting a Great Barford building may not be asked by the lawyer. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. It is vital that buyers consider this oft-overlooked aspect when making an offer.

Signs may not be evident for weeks or months, for example, sliverfish (lepisma saccharina), are rarely visible during the day. They will digest paper and wallpaper paste, but are more a symptom of damp than a serious problem themselves. Remedies to pest problems can include traps. Your home surveyor may report on signs of infestation, but if you have specific concerns they can be taken into account.

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