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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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 Survey ? Which one is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hertford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hertford

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Hertford) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Opt for this for unconventional , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hertford

    This is an independent valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hertford and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hertford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Hertford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hertford Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a property close to Bunkers Hill, Hertford near Lower Hatfield Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous rubbish. There are 1, 000's of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in England including Hertford. Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .

Hertford RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as East Hertfordshire Local Authority and advise you .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Hertford, and does our home buyers survey mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Hertford and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on a structure is not given the attention it deserves. For example, mildew in the attic can often mean that the drainage systems are blocked. This can lead to penetrating damp.

Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before investing in an extended thirties house in Hertford?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties Hertford house assembled from standard construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is the most relevant one to go for the house mentioned. You should be aware of certain restrictions come with any residential survey as a local Hertford surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Hertford and which one would be the cheapest?

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

If the Hertford property is a flat, or is over 100 years old, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, you should you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap but it does give you a thorough analysis of the Hertford property's general condition in addition to advice on structural defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice why not get an instant Hertford Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Landfill site near home

What should I be wary of if buying a property close to Bunkers Hill, Hertford near Lower Hatfield Road and landfill sites generally

Sites used for landfill take many forms for example: hazardous rubbish. There are 1, 000's of sites affect hundreds of thousands of people in England including Hertford. Risks might include tars and other hazardous materials. Potential health concerns like gut problems have been associated with landfill sites .



Hertford RICS surveyors will flag up structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the Environmental Agency database as well as East Hertfordshire Local Authority and advise you .

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is rainfall an issue in Hertford, and does our home buyers survey mention it? We're concerned about replacement costs.

Regular rainfall is common in Hertford and across the country, but the effect which wet weather has on a structure is not given the attention it deserves. For example, mildew in the attic can often mean that the drainage systems are blocked. This can lead to penetrating damp.

Luckily, drainage problems are usually easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If untreated or poorly maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

Building Surveys on houses

Should we get a full structural survey before investing in an extended thirties house in Hertford?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough for a post fifties Hertford house assembled from standard construction materials and methods. A Building Survey is the most relevant one to go for the house mentioned. You should be aware of certain restrictions come with any residential survey as a local Hertford surveyor wont be able to force or open up the structure of the house for example, or advise whether drainage meets appropriate regulations.

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