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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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Letchworth Garden City? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Letchworth Garden City are ignored by property buyers. As an example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls can often mean that the gutters are a cause for concern, and may lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home. In most cases, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep suggestions, can the surveyor help? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Letchworth Garden City flats can show signs of a number of issues, from frost damage to spalling. One serious matter is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Ridley R J may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0191-487 0001 or Eddrid House/Springwell Rd, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7AA.

One example is Monk bond or shiner bond are both used in Letchworth Garden City flats. Consider renegotiating the price of the Letchworth Garden City property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Letchworth Garden City.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Letchworth Garden City Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover issues such as horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

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.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Is heavy rainfall an issue in Letchworth Garden City? Could damaged downspouts lower the property value?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather damp weather and the effect it can have on houses in Letchworth Garden City are ignored by property buyers. As an example, flaking or efflorescence on external walls can often mean that the gutters are a cause for concern, and may lead to lasting damage to the fabric of a home. In most cases, drainage problems are generally easy to resolve, if maintenance is taken seriously.



External brick wall issue identified during property survey

We need Flemish Stretcher bond upkeep suggestions, can the surveyor help? Will it make a difference if render is applied?

Brick-walled Letchworth Garden City flats can show signs of a number of issues, from frost damage to spalling. One serious matter is diagonal cracks which widen as they move upwards. These may result from ground movement, or where a timber element of the wall has rotted away. Ridley R J may be able to give a quote for any maintenance work. Contact them at 0191-487 0001 or Eddrid House/Springwell Rd, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7AA.

One example is Monk bond or shiner bond are both used in Letchworth Garden City flats. Consider renegotiating the price of the Letchworth Garden City property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Damaged Render

What will the RICS Surveyor take into account on a smooth stucco Victorian house in Letchworth Garden City.

Stucco is actually a sort of flat finish render. Usually stucco render is applied to brick that sets to a smooth stone like appearance. Stucco render is very aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian buildings. it can be prone to defect and Letchworth Garden City Homebuyer Reports sometimes discover issues such as horizontal pattern like cracking that describes the mortar joints underneath. Other potential problems might result from the supporting heavy loads such as cracking under stone slab roofs. Re-covering Stucco problems may be dear as the skills are getting harder to find.

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