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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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hemel Hempstead property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your chartered surveyor will call upon knowledge of Hemel Hempstead and other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.

Additional local Hemel Hempstead area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like mining activity, also being considered.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Gadebridge Roman Villa , will this affect the property's value?

Gadebridge Roman Villa is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are High Street Green Roman Barrow.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Hemel Hempstead. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Gadebridge Roman Villa.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can create issues for residential property in Hemel Hempstead. What should we expect a Hemel Hempstead Building Survey to include?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the kitchen floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does a survey include a valuation and cost of rebuild estimate (including the cost of rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

A Homebuyer Report on a Hemel Hempstead property will contain a (registered valuer) surveyor valuation in addition to a Reinstatement Cost as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the market value your chartered surveyor will call upon knowledge of Hemel Hempstead and other factors relating to the property e.g. size The surveyor will also consider style of architecture and draw upon key assumptions such as there are no dangerous materials.

A Building survey won't include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee ; call for more info. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

It will be assumed that there is an absence of any significant legal problems like consents for works having been granted. These will be investigated by your conveyancer.



Additional local Hemel Hempstead area conjectures, like water and drainage connectivity, are made as well as any significant local environmental issues like mining activity, also being considered.

English Heritage

We are planning to purchase a home near Gadebridge Roman Villa , will this affect the property's value?

Gadebridge Roman Villa is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can add to the attractiveness of an area. Other sites of importance are High Street Green Roman Barrow.. The RICS surveyor will consider many local criteria when carrying out the home buyers survey in Hemel Hempstead. Refer to the English Heritage site for further information on Gadebridge Roman Villa.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

I have been informed that clay soil can create issues for residential property in Hemel Hempstead. What should we expect a Hemel Hempstead Building Survey to include?

Without due care and attention, foundations dug into clay soil can quickly suffer adverse affects, with compression of layers of the sub-soil and consolidation, or the change in volume of soil resulting from water loss being relatively common. There may be little evidence of underlying defects. The real impact of this could reveal itself as anything from unremarkable cracks along the kitchen floor, to complete structural failure. Steps like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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