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

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harefield

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are purchasing a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harefield

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harefield) will also be conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor and is more thorough. Select this for unconventional such as cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harefield

    This is a professional surveyor valuation of the property. It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Harefield property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Harefield Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Harefield surveyor search for water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record; sensible owners and property buyers in Harefield are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. An awareness of characteristics of the Harefield area likely to affect the property also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages of carrying out the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer more technical survey which is named the Building Survey, is now available. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Harefield home made out of standard construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the most relevant selection for the house mentioned. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to the prospective purchaser running through any notable details on the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with a Building Survey as a qualified RICS surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Harefield house - such as lifting up fitted carpets.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco regency house in Harefield which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses for example. it can be problematic and Harefield Homebuyer Reports sometimes show issues such as when there is movement of the wall causes cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Harefield and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has changed its name to a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Harefield property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any works or an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does offer a thorough analysis of the Harefield property's condition as well as including information on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Harefield Homebuyers Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a Harefield surveyor search for water damage?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record; sensible owners and property buyers in Harefield are right to consider precautions. Your RICS surveyor may use several methods to determine if the residential property in question is in danger. Flood water can enter a property through several routes, including loose patio doors. An awareness of characteristics of the Harefield area likely to affect the property also enables the building surveyor to advise flooding may be a risk. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.



Building Surveys on houses

What are the advantages of carrying out the full structural survey as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Full Structural Surveys are no longer available as a newer more technical survey which is named the Building Survey, is now available. The HomeBuyer Report is sufficient if buying a 60 year old or less unmodified Harefield home made out of standard construction materials and methods. The Building Survey is the most relevant selection for the house mentioned. Two to three days after the surveyor has carried out a thorough inspection of the inside and outside of the main building, the chartered surveyors report will be sent to the prospective purchaser running through any notable details on the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There will be a few no go areas with a Building Survey as a qualified RICS surveyor cannot open up the fabric of the of the Harefield house - such as lifting up fitted carpets.

Damaged Render

What problems will the Property Surveyor examine on a smooth stucco regency house in Harefield which we wish to buy.

Stucco is actually a kind of render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to an even finish. Stucco render is very grand in appearance and is was often applied to Victorian houses for example. it can be problematic and Harefield Homebuyer Reports sometimes show issues such as when there is movement of the wall causes cracks

Another example of problems associated with stucco may result from the supporting heavy loads above such as cracking under the roof joists. Re-applying problems with stucco can be dear as the skills are getting rarer.

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