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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 Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Harwich

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a property built from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Harwich

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Harwich) is also carried out by a RICS accredited surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard e.g. mundic buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Harwich

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harwich and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Harwich property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Harwich property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Harwich Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the home we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include traps or destruction of tainted materials. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Harwich cause problems for residents? Which issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including spalling brick, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Harwich, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Maintenance tips include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating property in Harwich should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Harwich, you can contact local suppliers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your RICS valuer will refer to area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like railways, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I go for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Harwich and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, although it is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Harwich property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any significant alterations on the Harwich property, you should you choose a Building Survey. This option is less cheap, but it does provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Harwich property's general condition as well as including information on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Harwich Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

There may be an infestation at the home we're buying, but we are not certain. What advice should we get?

Houses are generally free of pests, but it is inadvisable to risk buying without more information if you have suspicions. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. An affected home may not always be easy to identify, woodworm can be extremely destructive, but fortunately their 'tunnels' in timber and wood furniture are usually quite easy to spot. Treatment for pest problems may include traps or destruction of tainted materials. If you believe rats, or any pest, may be present, request that your chartered surveyor pay close attention during the survey.



Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Harwich cause problems for residents? Which issues should we consider? Does the surveyor give advice on this?

If left in a poor state of repair, stone walls will suffer from structural issues caused by factors including spalling brick, and the defects impacting a type of stone will vary according to its properties. Stone quarried in the area is common to local property in Harwich, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Choice of stone will impact the lifespan of a structure, for example, granite is more water resistant that most other stones. Maintenance tips include using traditional techniques when making repairs to the fabric of older buildings.

Purchasers renovating property in Harwich should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Harwich, you can contact local suppliers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

As well as reporting on condition, will I get a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as site clearance) and what will it include?

Homebuyer Reports include a RICS qualified surveyor valuation and a rebuilding cost as part of the survey. To properly appraise the value of the property your RICS valuer will refer to area knowledge and other things relating to the property for instance: style of architecture Surveyors also reflect on construction methods and make certain key assumptions e.g. the property is connected to mains services such as gas.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Further area conjectures like connection to sewers, are made in addition to any environmental concerns like railways, which will also be factored in.

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