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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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 Survey ? Which one should you opt for?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hitchin

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the right choice if you are buying a home constructed from standard materials i.e. tile & brick, not dilapidated and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hitchin

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hitchin) is also carried out by a RICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this for non standard property such as architecturally unusual houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hitchin

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hitchin and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hitchin property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hitchin property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Hitchin Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Hitchin house or flat being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

In Hitchin, an example may be sagging railings. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate drainage?

Regular rainfall is common in Hitchin and across the country, but the effect which damp weather has on houses in Hitchin is not given the attention it deserves. If you have only seen the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are damaged include rusted iron elements. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

House Prices

Is £328, 132 the right sort of amount to buy a detached house in SG5 for and what factors will Hitchin local surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that can add to or subtract from the price of property for example the structural condition of the building or defects in the lease. It is useful to set against house prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £302, 932, which is £25, 200 less than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £265, 729. 11, High View, Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5 2HL a detached house sold for £136, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The chartered surveyor should visit the site in addition to allowing for the long list of factors that have a bearing on values.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Hitchin and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Hitchin property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out significant alterations, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will give you comprehensive details of the Hitchin property's condition and it includes more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For further advice why not get a Hitchin Homebuyers Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Other external areas of the property

On the HomeBuyer Report, can you give some examples of a green light rating defects for factors covered in Section E?

A rating of 1 is the highest, meaning that this aspect of the Hitchin house or flat being surveyed does not need urgent attention, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration.

In Hitchin, an example may be sagging railings. The part of the HomeBuyer Report mentions other aspects that do not sit comfortably elsewhere in section E.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Do we need to investigate drainage?

Regular rainfall is common in Hitchin and across the country, but the effect which damp weather has on houses in Hitchin is not given the attention it deserves. If you have only seen the house you are buying on a clear day, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that gutters are damaged include rusted iron elements. Poor drainage can lead to hazardous mould.

In most cases, guttering issues are quite easy to fix, and is also relatively inexpensive. If disregarded, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

House Prices

Is £328, 132 the right sort of amount to buy a detached house in SG5 for and what factors will Hitchin local surveyor allow for in the process of a RICS valuation ?

A myriad of factors exist that can add to or subtract from the price of property for example the structural condition of the building or defects in the lease. It is useful to set against house prices achieved in the area for comparable properties.

The average house price recorded at the Land Registry between July and October in 2012 was £302, 932, which is £25, 200 less than the amount you are paying. The house/flat average was £265, 729. 11, High View, Hitchin, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG5 2HL a detached house sold for £136, 000 .

The best way for home buyers to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

The chartered surveyor should visit the site in addition to allowing for the long list of factors that have a bearing on values.

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