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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 Home Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hemel Hempstead

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when you are buying a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hemel Hempstead

    The Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hemel Hempstead) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone wall or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hemel Hempstead

    This is an independent valuation . This report is typically chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hemel Hempstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hemel Hempstead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hemel Hempstead property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hemel Hempstead Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we are hoping to lease we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Hemel Hempstead Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Hemel Hempstead your RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).

Building Surveys on houses

Should I order a full structural survey before buying a dilapidated regency house in Hemel Hempstead?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When buying an unusual house like a dilapidated house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable survey to choose to have carried out. Once a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas, a written report is sent to the prospective purchaser running through any far-reaching details about the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There are one or two limitations with a property survey as your surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Hemel Hempstead building, an example being the removing secured hatches.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built home in Hemel Hempstead and saw evidence of that the living room floor dipped in one corner. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Hemel Hempstead should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to go for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Hemel Hempstead and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Hemel Hempstead property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hemel Hempstead property's condition as well as including information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hemel Hempstead Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Shocking Electrics

When we viewed the period property we are hoping to lease we saw that there was no RCD on the fuse board , does a Hemel Hempstead Homebuyer Report give details on on the general state of the electrical system?

When carrying out a Home Buyers Survey in Hemel Hempstead your RICS surveyor should usually report on the state of the electrics if it appears that the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. A professional surveyor is trained to report on potential areas for concern such as reporting on the condition of visible wiring. Ascertaining the whereabouts of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical installations carried out by an electrician will usually be part of the survey.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from a test on the condition of the electrical installations handled by an electrician should form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) strongly advise a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition should be carried out every 10 years (or every 5 if letting out).



Building Surveys on houses

Should I order a full structural survey before buying a dilapidated regency house in Hemel Hempstead?

Structural surveys are now known Building Surveys. When buying an unusual house like a dilapidated house, the Building Survey is now the most suitable survey to choose to have carried out. Once a thorough visual inspection of all accessible areas, a written report is sent to the prospective purchaser running through any far-reaching details about the standard of construction and repair of the house.

There are one or two limitations with a property survey as your surveyor wont be able to force or open up the fabric of the Hemel Hempstead building, an example being the removing secured hatches.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1979-built home in Hemel Hempstead and saw evidence of that the living room floor dipped in one corner. What are the risks, and what can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of the foundations of a home is called subsidence. Buyers in Hemel Hempstead should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Where the home is of very recent construction, the builder will usually return to a new home after time has passed so that they can make minor repairs caused by the settlement.

Subsidence is not always easy to identify, as most of the tell-tale signs could easily be caused by a number of factors. Organic material in the sub-soil can also create issues. Organic material such as peat is usually stable if kept moist by the water level, but if the water level falls and the soil dries out, this organic matter will rot. This causes the subsoil to be compacted as its volume is reduced, by the sheer weight and pressure of the building above.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found. It is vital to arrest any further movement, or risk of movement. If the load-bearing parts of the property have been damaged, these may be repaired with steel rods, fixed into place with cement to restore the structural integrity of the building. Chartered surveyors should be able to identify a subsidence problem, while structural engineers may also be required.

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