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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.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Great Dunmow, examples include rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but regular upkeep may still be required. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Great Dunmow might be a problem. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new structure after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks to a living room are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick maintenance advice, can a Great Dunmow surveyor help?

Brick flats in Great Dunmow will be affected by diverse problems. A serious concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, I & R Masonry of 70 Brampton Rd, Poole, BH15 3RG on 01202 672707.

For home purchasers in Great Dunmow seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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.

Conservatory

In the HomeBuyer Report what might a Condition Rating 1 mean for 'E7 - Conservatory and porches' ?

In Great Dunmow, examples include rot and insect damage to conservatory joists. This section covers conservatories and porches. Inappropriate use of internal doors in doorways leading outside will be considered too.

A rating of 'green', or 1, means that the element of the property being investigated is in good condition, but regular upkeep may still be required. Not inspected' is used to indicate those subsections of Section E which do not apply to the residence. Irrespective of standardised format of the report, your surveyor will provide a bespoke report, tailored to your particular concerns.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I have read that subsidence in Great Dunmow might be a problem. What subsidence issues does the Surveyor report on?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. A builder should return to a new structure after time has passed in order to make repairs.

Cracks to a living room are a plain suggestion of subsidence. These could, fortunately, be merely superficial. Inside, keep an eye out for new or growing cracks in exterior brickwork.

Identifying the cause of subsidence is the first step to its solution. Any further movement, or risk of movement, must be halted. In serious cases, underpinning may be required. Underpinning involves holes being dug 1 metre long and around 1.5 metres deep, along all affected sections of wall, and just beneath the present foundations. Reinforcement bars and concrete are then inserted into these pits to support the structure, as the rest of the foundations are dug out and similarly filled in with concrete. A surveyor will be able to tell you if there is subsidence in your home or not, and what is causing it.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need London brick maintenance advice, can a Great Dunmow surveyor help?

Brick flats in Great Dunmow will be affected by diverse problems. A serious concern is wall tie failure. This occurs when ties supporting old cavity walls rust, leading to horizontal cracks and separation of the internal and eternal leaves of the wall. For more information, contact a local builder, I & R Masonry of 70 Brampton Rd, Poole, BH15 3RG on 01202 672707.

For home purchasers in Great Dunmow seeking a rare example of brick architecture, look for unusual course styles like basket weave bonds, with alternating groups of vertically and horizontally arranged bricks. The advice of a brickwork specialist should be sought before attempting repairs.

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