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  Mortgage Valuation
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  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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Which building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Houghton Regis

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Houghton Regis

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Houghton Regis) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Houghton Regis

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Houghton Regis and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Houghton Regis property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Houghton Regis property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Houghton Regis House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Houghton Regis that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Houghton Regis Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail issues e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks

Another example of problems may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor mentioned that the had been issues with cracked supports - What will our Houghton Regis building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Houghton Regis in good condition can often hide damage to the roof. From eaves to parapet walls, the whole roof should be investigated, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Houghton Regis, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local roofing specialist can provide one.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 19th Century converted stable. Will the home's age be a problem?

Many buyers plan to buy a home with character. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Properties built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Houghton Regis and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Houghton Regis property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Houghton Regis property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Houghton Regis House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Damaged Render

What will my Property Surveyor look for on a stucco coated Victorian home in Houghton Regis that I intend to purchase.

Stucco is just a kind of smooth solid render. Typically it is layered over brick that sets to a very smooth surface. The effect is highly attractive and is was often applied to Regency houses. Stucco is often problematic and Houghton Regis Home Buyers Suveys frequently detail issues e.g. when movement of the wall leads to cracks



Another example of problems may result from the carrying of heavy weight or loads above such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Remedying Stucco problems can be difficult and costly as skilled tradesmen are getting harder to find.

Roof defects identified during a survey

The vendor mentioned that the had been issues with cracked supports - What will our Houghton Regis building surveyor be concerned about during the survey work?

Property in and around Houghton Regis in good condition can often hide damage to the roof. From eaves to parapet walls, the whole roof should be investigated, and where the matter is serious, it should be rectified promptly.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Houghton Regis, but it is a health and safety necessity. If a estimate for roofing work is required, a local roofing specialist can provide one.

Traditionally built property

We are purchasing a 19th Century converted stable. Will the home's age be a problem?

Many buyers plan to buy a home with character. Vernacular architecture, however, can sometimes be an issue, and Properties built with traditional methods can be challenging to repair. You should consider that specialist knowledge may be needed, and it could also be necessary to find Traditional building materials, which could result in longer-term maintenance obligations.Contact your chartered surveyor for more information.

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