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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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Need a Home Buyers Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Henlow

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice when you are buying a property made of standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Henlow

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Henlow) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more comprehensive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example cellared properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Henlow

    This is a professional surveyor valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Henlow and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henlow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Henlow property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Henlow House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it necessary to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a converted regency basement flat in Henlow?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. You would be best advised to carry out a Building Survey for the property you are considering. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post fifties unmodified property of standard construction materials and methods.

Be aware that certain survey no go areas are integral with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Henlow flat or comment on efficiency of gas installations. Over and above house surveys, flats frequently add complexity. and the surveyor will only survey the flat itself, though the surveyor may advise on other sections of the property like the roof. For a more detailed comparison of the differences between surveys click Survey comparison table.

Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Henlow, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Severe defects impacting the property are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. For a Henlow house or flat, one example could be paint or staining that is needed to protect wood sidings. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, will be covered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Henlow subsidence could be a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Henlow should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Additionally, most homes in Henlow are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Henlow surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Henlow and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Henlow property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any works or an extension, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it will give you a more detailed analysis of the Henlow property's state of repair as well as including advice on structural defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt you can get a Henlow House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Building Surveys on flats 1

Is it necessary to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a converted regency basement flat in Henlow?

The Full Structural Survey is now called the Building Survey. You would be best advised to carry out a Building Survey for the property you are considering. A HomeBuyer Report is sufficient for a post fifties unmodified property of standard construction materials and methods.

Be aware that certain survey no go areas are integral with any residential survey as RICS chartered surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the Henlow flat or comment on efficiency of gas installations. Over and above house surveys, flats frequently add complexity. and the surveyor will only survey the flat itself, though the surveyor may advise on other sections of the property like the roof. For a more detailed comparison of the differences between surveys click Survey comparison table.



Deteriorated timber

On a HomeBuyer Report carried out in Henlow, what are common defects Condition rating 3 impacting joinery and finishes?

The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly, with a minimum of technical jargon. Three colour coded ratings give an understanding of the severity of any defects or points of interest included in the report. Severe defects impacting the property are indicated with a 'red' condition rating of 3. Defects marked in red may also need further inspection by an expert. For a Henlow house or flat, one example could be paint or staining that is needed to protect wood sidings. Section E8 covers more decorative aspects of the property's exterior, inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Both bargeboards, and general verge details, will be covered.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

I know that Henlow subsidence could be a concern. What can be done to resolve subsidence if subsidence is found during the Home Buyers Survey?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Henlow should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. Additionally, most homes in Henlow are erected with a variety of materials, each of which will contract at a varying rates.

Cracks that appear without warning may be a strong indication of subsidence. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then rots or breaks down, can also destabilise parts of the property's foundations. This will cause the soil beneath and around the foundations to collapse.

Finding the cause of any subsidence is key.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. 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. Unfortunately, even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can in rare cases take months. A Henlow surveyor can offer some advice and guidance if this may be the case.

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