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Homebuyer
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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 Building Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Hoddesdon

    A Homebuyer Report is the best choice if you are buying a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Hoddesdon

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Hoddesdon) will also be carried out by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey when buying a non standard e.g. cellared buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Hoddesdon

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hoddesdon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Hoddesdon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Hoddesdon property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hoddesdon property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hoddesdon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Hoddesdon.

Stucco is really just dense render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often problematic and Hoddesdon Homebuyer Reports can highlight defects such as trapped moisture culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-covering problems can be costly as renderers are becoming harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with subsidence - What should we investigate during the survey?

Hoddesdon homes in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by roofing problems, such as. From the fascias to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Hoddesdon roofing specialist can provide one. Contact D G Locker Roofing Ltd of 11 Morice Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 9AX on 020 8625 0166 to request a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Hoddesdon but are worried about insects. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a home in Hoddesdon and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is effectively the same survey.

If the Hoddesdon property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to carry out substantial modifications on the Hoddesdon property, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is less cheap, however it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Hoddesdon property's state of repair as well as including an opinion on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Hoddesdon House Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor be looking for on a smooth stucco coated regency detached house in Hoddesdon.

Stucco is really just dense render. Typically stucco render is applied to underlying brick hardens to form a very smooth surface. The coating is highly grand in appearance and is common on some Victorian and Regency buildings. It is made from an aggregate, a binder and water and hardens to a dense solid. Stucco is often problematic and Hoddesdon Homebuyer Reports can highlight defects such as trapped moisture culminating in the render failing.

Another example of problems associated with stucco may involve attack from sulphates derived from wet underlying brickwork. Re-covering problems can be costly as renderers are becoming harder to find.



Roof defects identified during a survey

The seller mentioned that the had been issues with subsidence - What should we investigate during the survey?

Hoddesdon homes in otherwise fine condition can be blighted by roofing problems, such as. From the fascias to the tie beams, the status of the whole roof should be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like amateur repairs.

High quotes for roofing jobs (such as laying tar paper or felt) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a Hoddesdon roofing specialist can provide one. Contact D G Locker Roofing Ltd of 11 Morice Road, Hoddesdon, EN11 9AX on 020 8625 0166 to request a quote.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying a building in Hoddesdon but are worried about insects. What advice should we get?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful.

Unfortunately, the threat posed by these to property is very real, and can seriously reduce the value of a property. An affected building may not always be easy to identify, carpet beetle larvae, or 'woolly bears' may be recognised by distinctive round bite marks along seams of clothing. Able to survive months without food, there may initially be no obvious evidence of their presence. Treatment for vermin may include removal of infected furniture. As awareness of less common problems grows, more surveys should identify these and advise on remedies.

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