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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 property survey is the correct choice for my planned property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Letchworth Garden City

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if you are buying a home constructed from conventional building materials i.e. brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Letchworth Garden City

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Letchworth Garden City) will also be conducted by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this survey for non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Letchworth Garden City

    This is an impartial valuation . This report is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Letchworth Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Letchworth Garden City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the Letchworth Garden City property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Letchworth Garden City property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Letchworth Garden City House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason for getting a full structural survey when looking into a neglected mid terrace property in Letchworth Garden City as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although commonly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by some - they are now defunct and have been renamed Building Surveys If buying an unusual property e.g. an older Letchworth Garden City house, Building Survey is the right selection of survey to do. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Letchworth Garden City house assembled from typical construction materials and methods. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the chartered

surveyors report will be sent to the prospective purchaser outlining any salient information on the construction materials used on the building.

There are one or two restrictions with a Building Survey because a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Letchworth Garden City house e.g. lifting up floor coverings.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a Letchworth Garden City Homebuyer Report write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Letchworth Garden City Home Survey your RICS surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. Your surveyor is required to report back on issues like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD). .

Examining the documents from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Letchworth Garden City. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Letchworth Garden City .

Deteriorated timber

In a Letchworth Garden City HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

An example of this is rotten soffits or fascias. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a property in Letchworth Garden City and which one is the cheapest?

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

If the Letchworth Garden City property is an apartment, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the Letchworth Garden City property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, however it does give exhaustive analysis of the Letchworth Garden City property's condition in addition to more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice get a Letchworth Garden City House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Building Surveys on houses

As it is more expensive, what is the reason for getting a full structural survey when looking into a neglected mid terrace property in Letchworth Garden City as opposed to a HomeBuyer Report?

Although commonly referred to as Full Structural Surveys by some - they are now defunct and have been renamed Building Surveys If buying an unusual property e.g. an older Letchworth Garden City house, Building Survey is the right selection of survey to do. A HomeBuyer Report is detailed enough if investigating a mid 20th century of later unmodified Letchworth Garden City house assembled from typical construction materials and methods. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough survey of the accessible parts, the chartered



surveyors report will be sent to the prospective purchaser outlining any salient information on the construction materials used on the building.

There are one or two restrictions with a Building Survey because a local surveyor will not be able to open up the fabric of the of the Letchworth Garden City house e.g. lifting up floor coverings.

Shocking Electrics

When I visited the period property I am hoping to purchase, I noticed that there might be an overload of the fuses/fusebox - will a Letchworth Garden City Homebuyer Report write anything on the wiring and fusebox?

When performing a Letchworth Garden City Home Survey your RICS surveyor will typically make a note on the electrical system if it looks like the electrics are in a less than satisfactory state. Your surveyor is required to report back on issues like the condition residual circuit breakers (RCD). .

Examining the documents from any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician will usually form part of the Homebuyer report in Letchworth Garden City. Verifying the location of the documentation from the most recent Periodic Inspection Report handled by an electrician should form part of the Homebuyer report in Letchworth Garden City .

Deteriorated timber

In a Letchworth Garden City HomeBuyer Report what does 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' cover?

An example of this is rotten soffits or fascias. They are visually inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated.

The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, and avoid potentially unfamiliar technical language. Red, amber and green ratings give house purchasers indicate to what extent each defect requires attention.

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