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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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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harpenden

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a property made of conventional building materials such as tile & brick, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harpenden

    The Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Harpenden) will also be carried out by a RICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional e.g. wood frame properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harpenden

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harpenden and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harpenden property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Harpenden property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Harpenden Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to check on if buying a home in Harpenden near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have on the property. Prices is typically enhanced due to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are expected advise if the home is possibly so designated and Section I of your Harpenden Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor.

Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Burn & Co Solicitors are a local firm situated at 12 Beech Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8LY will be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01438 833446

Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor consider water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a Harpenden property in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Harpenden lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The property surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached house in AL3 for £620, 219. What considerations will a surveyor consider when conducting a RICS survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property ranging from the general economy to whether it has any outdoor space. It can help to set against the prices of house achieved in Harpenden at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £626, 119, which is £5, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £546, 739. 9, Pondsmeade, Redbourn, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7LD a detached property was purchased for £150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an independent home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

HomeBuyer Report

Should we opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Harpenden and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harpenden property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out substantial modifications, you should you carry out a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap however it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Harpenden property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more information why not obtain an instant Harpenden Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we would need to check on if buying a home in Harpenden near a conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales that are designated and monitored by the local authority.

A Building Surveyors must have knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have on the property. Prices is typically enhanced due to them being in their original state.

Surveyors are expected advise if the home is possibly so designated and Section I of your Harpenden Homebuyer Report will suggest suitable questions are conducted by the conveyancing solicitor.

Unauthorised extensions to the building will also be noted in the survey but these are really more a investigated by your legal representative. Burn & Co Solicitors are a local firm situated at 12 Beech Way, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4 8LY will be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01438 833446



Damage resulting from flooding

Will the surveyor consider water damage?

Recent conflict between insurers has the government has caused a great deal of uncertainty, and the value of a Harpenden property in an at-risk area may be impacted. The Environment Agency maintain a flood warning service, with regular updated risk assessments. The HomeBuyer Report may also, where appropriate, outline a strategy for flood-related upkeep.

The GroundSure Flood Report is one of several risk screening reports designed to provide an overview of whether a home in Harpenden lies within an area of potential or previous flood risk. The property surveyor may ask the vendor about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

House Prices

I am going to purchase a detached house in AL3 for £620, 219. What considerations will a surveyor consider when conducting a RICS survey ?

There are a huge number of issues which could positively or negatively affect the price of property ranging from the general economy to whether it has any outdoor space. It can help to set against the prices of house achieved in Harpenden at the same time for similar houses.

The average house price recorded between Jul and Oct 2012 was £626, 119, which is £5, 900 more than the price you are intending to pay. The combined house/flat average was £546, 739. 9, Pondsmeade, Redbourn, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 7LD a detached property was purchased for £150, 000 .

The most accurate way for you to get an independent home valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as part of the service. A surveyor will be accredited under the Valuer Registration Scheme ( to not be is a breach of RICS rules).

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