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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.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an old building in Harwich? Will the house's age be a concern?

For traditionally-built Harwich property, age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. Built between 1738 and 1769, Wheelhouse and Crane is an example of a traditional quay wheelhouse in Harwich.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Harwich properties at risk, and does a home surveyor look for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

House Prices

Is £143, 257 within the right sort of area amount to be buying a detached house in Harwich in CO12 for and what things does the surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Harwich ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect the price of property e.g. the legality of extensions or issues with drainage. One method is to compare with house prices recorded in Harwich for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £138, 657, which is £4, 600 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £137, 415. 110, Williamsburg Avenue, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 4FE a detached property was purchased for £141, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the house in addition to factoring in all other location variables that can impact on house prices.

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.

Traditionally built property

What should we take notice of when buying an old building in Harwich? Will the house's age be a concern?

For traditionally-built Harwich property, age can occasionally give buyers second thoughts. Homes employing traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to repair. It is often the case that specialist expertise is necessary, and it could also be necessary to find Materials suitable for the work, which could mean that it is all the more vital that you get a building survey prior to exchanging. Built between 1738 and 1769, Wheelhouse and Crane is an example of a traditional quay wheelhouse in Harwich.



Damage resulting from flooding

Are Harwich properties at risk, and does a home surveyor look for flooding?

Flooding has become a major issue, not least because last year was the second wettest on record. Both buyers and home owners in areas at a high risk of flooding are right to be worried. It is easily possible to assess whether a house is susceptible to flooding via any of a number of routes. The survey report may also, where appropriate, offer advice to limit damage in the event of flooding. The survey report will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood, the data used to compile third-party flood assessments also takes into account flood defences and historic claims.

House Prices

Is £143, 257 within the right sort of area amount to be buying a detached house in Harwich in CO12 for and what things does the surveyor allow for when valuing house prices in Harwich ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect the price of property e.g. the legality of extensions or issues with drainage. One method is to compare with house prices recorded in Harwich for comparable properties.

This means house prices paid between Jul and Oct 2012 was £138, 657, which is £4, 600 less than the amount you are intending to pay. The house/flat average was £137, 415. 110, Williamsburg Avenue, Harwich, Tendring, Essex, CO12 4FE a detached property was purchased for £141, 500 .

An impartial way for you to get an impartial home valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report (PVR) as an integral component. A RICS surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

The RICS chartered surveyor will always attend the house in addition to factoring in all other location variables that can impact on house prices.

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