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  Mortgage Valuation
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  Homebuyer Report
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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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Looking for a Building Survey? Which of the 3 should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Leighton Buzzard

    A Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are buying a home made of standard building materials such as tile & brick, in reasonable order and constructed after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Leighton Buzzard

    A RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Leighton Buzzard) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more thorough. Select this survey for non standard , for example architecturally unusual buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Leighton Buzzard

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Leighton Buzzard and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Leighton Buzzard property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Leighton Buzzard property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Leighton Buzzard Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, as well as gas related fixtures like fireplaces. The Leighton Buzzard qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Bedfordshire based local firms include TN2 Limited of 9 Sylvester Street, Heath And Reach, Leighton Buzzard Tel. 07968996041 and C A P Rance Plumbing & Heating of 137 Nelson Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Tel. 07952842628.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to look into drainage? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on houses in Leighton Buzzard is not given more thought by house purchasers. If you have only been to the property in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the value of the property the valuer will relate to awareness of the Leighton Buzzard property market and other things about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. no significant problems. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings. It will be assumed that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues like your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Further Leighton Buzzard conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report on a property in Leighton Buzzard and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Leighton Buzzard property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you book a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give you comprehensive details of the Leighton Buzzard property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get an instant Leighton Buzzard Home Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Will the qualified surveyor report on the condition or the safety of the gas heaters?

Your qualified RICS surveyor will visually examine any accessible parts of the gas system. This will mean gas related areas such as whether the meter is in an escape route for instance, as well as gas related fixtures like fireplaces. The Leighton Buzzard qualified surveyor won't remove external fittings and he or she won't conduct any tests on the system or appliances. Needless to say, gas can be hazardous, if you have any concerns about gas fittings, call a gas engineer.

Bedfordshire based local firms include TN2 Limited of 9 Sylvester Street, Heath And Reach, Leighton Buzzard Tel. 07968996041 and C A P Rance Plumbing & Heating of 137 Nelson Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire Tel. 07952842628.



Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to look into drainage? And could it affect the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather the impact high levels of rainfall can have on houses in Leighton Buzzard is not given more thought by house purchasers. If you have only been to the property in warm weather, obvious defects may be harder to find, but you may wish to ask your surveyor for more detail. These issues are, generally speaking, straightforward to repair, if identified early. If not maintained, the resulting damage can lower the value of the property and will get increasingly difficult to successfully resolve.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for rebuilding a boundary wall) and what does it include?

The Homebuyer Report contains a professional valuation and a "reinstatement cost" as an integral part of the report. To properly appraise the value of the property the valuer will relate to awareness of the Leighton Buzzard property market and other things about the property for instance: size Surveyors also evaluate construction type and make certain key assumptions e.g. no significant problems. Surveyors don't factor in certain things like furnishings. It will be assumed that there are no impossible to rectify legal issues like your potential purchase is sold with vacant possession. These will be investigated by your conveyancing solicitor during the legal process.

Further Leighton Buzzard conjectures, such as any cost of repairs being shared amongst tenants or the property being insurable, are made in addition to local environmental problems like local mining issues, which are also considered as part of the valuation.

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.

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