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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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Which Property Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in London Colney

    A RICS Homebuyer Report should be selected if purchasing a property made of conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in London Colney

    A RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in London Colney) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this when buying a non standard , for example granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in London Colney

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in London Colney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the London Colney property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the London Colney property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a London Colney Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the past, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we check when the property is surveyed?

This is often asked by London Colney home buyers who know that homes can often hide roofing woes, like bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the ridge flashing. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in London Colney, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of London Colney, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor in London Colney can provide an estimate. Contact Fairweather Roofing & Building Services of 4/Jacob Court/Russet Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0AY on 01727 859286 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Do we need a property surveyor?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in London Colney. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials. If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor examine the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the gas pipe route at the building, in addition to gas connected appliances for example - chimney linings. Any external fittings won't however be detached. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings at all, , call a gas engineer.

London Colney based gas engineers include J D Plumbing of 2 Oak Avenue, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire Tel. 07958684060 and Craig Beach of 6 Moorlands, Frogmore, St. Albans, Hertfordshire Tel. 07958344409.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I get a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in London Colney and which would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same.

If the London Colney property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not made of bricks), you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any an extension, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the London Colney property's state of repair in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details get a London Colney Home Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould caused problems in the past, and we are wary of potential roofing issues. What should we check when the property is surveyed?

This is often asked by London Colney home buyers who know that homes can often hide roofing woes, like bad drainage. All aspects of the roof should be reviewed, from the trusses to the ridge flashing. The are also numerous flat-roofed properties in London Colney, including many apartment blocks. In these cases, the property surveyors will look for a range of signs, including amateur repairs.



It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of London Colney, but it is a health and safety necessity. A contractor in London Colney can provide an estimate. Contact Fairweather Roofing & Building Services of 4/Jacob Court/Russet Drive, St. Albans, AL4 0AY on 01727 859286 for more information.

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are concerned about insects. Do we need a property surveyor?

Pests like thrips may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in London Colney. When purchasing a home, this matter should be borne in mind. Evidence may not be easy to find. For example, mice are able to squeeze through even small gaps and holes, and quickly spread disease through their droppings. Treatment for vermin may include chemical treatment or destruction of tainted materials. If you believe thrips, or any pest, may be present, request that your RICS surveyor pay close attention during the survey.

Gas flame

Will a surveyor examine the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at any easily accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include the gas pipe route at the building, in addition to gas connected appliances for example - chimney linings. Any external fittings won't however be detached. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly, should you have any concerns about gas fittings at all, , call a gas engineer.

London Colney based gas engineers include J D Plumbing of 2 Oak Avenue, Bricket Wood, St. Albans, Hertfordshire Tel. 07958684060 and Craig Beach of 6 Moorlands, Frogmore, St. Albans, Hertfordshire Tel. 07958344409.

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