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Homebuyer
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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.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying an older property in Hertford? Will the structure's age be a concern?

Some purchasers hope to own a old, characterful home one day. Use of traditional methods, however, can worry purchasers. Hertford property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Hertford's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Does the Hertford home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will combine local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions like there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no compromising legal issues e.g. proper access over pathways. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the thirties house I want to lease I saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a the Hertford surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Hertford Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include an overview look-over of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like the location of the meter or consumer unit or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Hertford. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hertford .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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.

Traditionally built property

What should we consider when buying an older property in Hertford? Will the structure's age be a concern?

Some purchasers hope to own a old, characterful home one day. Use of traditional methods, however, can worry purchasers. Hertford property built using traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be expensive to maintain. It is often the case that specialist knowledge is necessary. Especially for a home in one of Hertford's conservation areas, Materials suitable for the work may be required. This may mean expensive ongoing repairs.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation


Does the Hertford home survey include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

The Homebuyer Report contains a surveyor valuation and a reinstatement cost. When calculating an accurate estimate of the value of the building your independent surveyor will combine local property market knowledge as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: general condition The RICS surveyor will also consider construction type and will make certain other assumptions like there being no serious defects.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out. The surveyor also assumes that there are no compromising legal issues e.g. proper access over pathways. Advice should be sought from your solicitor or licensed conveyancer..

Further area conjectures, for example problematic roads and access, are made in addition to local environmental issues like brine mining activity, which will also be factored in.

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the thirties house I want to lease I saw that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - does a the Hertford surveyor report on electrical system condition?

When carrying out a Hertford Home Buyers Survey the home surveyor should usually add detail on the electrics if it is suspected that the electrics are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include an overview look-over of the open sections of the wiring, fusebox etc. as well as issues like the location of the meter or consumer unit or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of switch gear.

Verifying the existence of any documentation from the most recent PIR handled by an electrician should usually be part of the Homebuyer report in Hertford. Reporting on any documents from a test on the condition of the electrical installations conducted by an electrician will be part of the Homebuyer report in Hertford .

The IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) advocate a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition need be completed every 10 years (5 if letting out).

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