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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Great Dunmow

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to buy a home built from standard materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable repair and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Great Dunmow

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Great Dunmow) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this option when buying a non standard property such as architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Great Dunmow

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. It is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Dunmow and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Great Dunmow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Great Dunmow property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Great Dunmow House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Great Dunmow property we're buying, but we are not certain. What can we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco house in Great Dunmow that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over red brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). Stucco is often prone to defect and Great Dunmow Home Buyers Suveys can reveal issues such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will relate to experience of property in Great Dunmow and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any major legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Great Dunmow and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey but is essentially the same survey.

If the Great Dunmow property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations, it would be better that you select a Building Survey instead. This survey is less cheap however it does give you a thorough analysis of the Great Dunmow property's state of repair along with advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more information get a Great Dunmow House Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be pests at the Great Dunmow property we're buying, but we are not certain. What can we do?

Be aware that your solicitor's forms may not ask about this issue. It may not be obvious that a property is suffering a severe pest problem, as evidence can be overlooked, for example, house longhorn beetles can be identified by evidence of small tunnels through beams and floorboards, burrowed by the larvae. Remedies to bug or other pest issues can include chemical treatment and removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.



Damaged Render

What sort of issues will the Chartered Surveyor take into account on a stucco house in Great Dunmow that I wish to buy.

Stucco is really just a form of solid render. Usually stucco is layered over red brick hardens to a flat surface, often then trowled to give the appearance of stone blocks. It is very beautiful and is was often applied to Victorian and Regency homes. It is very similar to mortar (sand and cement). Stucco is often prone to defect and Great Dunmow Home Buyers Suveys can reveal issues such as when it is exposed to on-going weathering which becomes saturated and thus prone to frost damage

Another example of problems could result from the difficulty in testing for damp underneath. Re-covering problems can be difficult as the skills are getting rarer.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a garage) and what does it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a valuation and a cost of reinstatement as part of the report. To properly appraise the property's value your chartered surveyor will relate to experience of property in Great Dunmow and other factors about the property for instance: style of architecture The RICS surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and make certain other assumptions, for example the building connected to mains services such as electricity.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a small additional fee by request. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The valuation is also on the basis that there aren't any major legal problems like the tenure being as indicated (e.g leasehold). These will be investigated by your solicitor.

Additional local area conjectures like the property being insurable, are made as well as any significant local environmental concerns like industrial buildings, also being considered.

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