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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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What Home Survey do I need for my prospective property purchase in Hartford?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hartford

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a home constructed from conventional building materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hartford

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Hartford) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more detailed. Select this for non standard e.g. wood frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hartford

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hartford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Hartford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Hartford property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hartford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Hartford Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Hartford, and will the Hartford surveyor inquire into signs of water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.

Gas flame

Will a Hartford surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the home, in addition to gas associated installations e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. A Hartford surveyor will not remove fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Hartford based gas engineers include Michael Barham of 11, Drivers Avenue, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Tel. 07970675476 and Paul Smith Heating & Plumbing Ltd of 88 Desborough Road, Hartford, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Tel. 05602 316514.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a home in Hartford, and does our Hartford building survey mention it? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Both in Hartford, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are ignored by purchasers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase on a dry day, issues may have been hidden.

Signs that drainage are damaged include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, drainage problems are usually easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hartford and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same survey.

If the Hartford property is an apartment, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any alterations on the Hartford property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hartford property's general condition in addition to advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Hartford Home Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damage resulting from flooding

Is there a flood risk in Hartford, and will the Hartford surveyor inquire into signs of water damage?

2012 was the 2nd wettest year on record, and the value of a property can decrease if in an exposed area, even if it has never flooded. A flood warning service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including patio doors.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the property surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Flooding issues will only be raised in Section J of a house survey if the property surveyor observes or has reason to suspect that the house is at risk.



Gas flame

Will a Hartford surveyor give details on the condition or the safety of the gas installations?

A local surveyor will locate and visually inspect any accessible parts of the system. This will include the meter location/position at the home, in addition to gas associated installations e.g. flue/chimney maintenance. A Hartford surveyor will not remove fittings and he or she won't do any tests on the serviceability of the system. Most people are aware that gas can be fatal and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas safe engineer without delay.

Hartford based gas engineers include Michael Barham of 11, Drivers Avenue, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Tel. 07970675476 and Paul Smith Heating & Plumbing Ltd of 88 Desborough Road, Hartford, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire Tel. 05602 316514.

The 1998 Gas Safety Regulations stipulate landlords are legally required to commission appliance and installation inspections every year and punishments for failure to comply are harsh .

Damage caused by high rainfall

What effect does damp weather have on a home in Hartford, and does our Hartford building survey mention it? Can damaged downspouts decrease our property's value?

Both in Hartford, and throughout the county, rain is so common that buyers rarely think about it. Unfortunately wet weather and the effect it can have on a property are ignored by purchasers. If you have only visited the property you intend to purchase on a dry day, issues may have been hidden.

Signs that drainage are damaged include corroded downspouts. Poor drainage can lead to rotten roof timbers.

Fortunately, drainage problems are usually easy to repair, if identified early.However, the damage caused, where not cleared out regularly, will be expense to remedy and resulting damp and mould could become a health risk.

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