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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
  Mortgage
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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in London Colney will include a valuation and also a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the property's value the surveyor will should use local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey won't 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. It will also be assumed that there are no costly legal problems such as there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.

Further London Colney assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to London Colney environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Chartered Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in London Colney which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is almost exactly the same as mortar (sand and cement). It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and London Colney Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal any number of problems like trapped water leading to the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts. London Colney Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Can I get an independent and professional valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as rebuilding a retaining wall) and how is it worked out

A Homebuyer Report in London Colney will include a valuation and also a reinstatement cost as a standard part of the survey. When calculating the property's value the surveyor will should use local property market knowledge and other considerations about the property e.g. size The valuer will also consider construction methods and will make certain key assumptions e.g. there would be no cause to alter the valuation revealed by inspecting parts not inspected.

A Building survey won't 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. It will also be assumed that there are no costly legal problems such as there being no on going disputes. Such concerns will be unravelled by your conveyancer.



Further London Colney assumptions, for example service connections, are made in addition to London Colney environmental problems like the property being underneath a flight path, also being considered.

Damaged Render

What defects will a Chartered Surveyor examine on a stipple rendered (stucco) regency home in London Colney which we wish to buy.

Stucco is in fact a form of render. Commonly it is layered over brick hardens to form a smooth surface that is sometimes scored to resemble stone. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Georgian houses. Expert tradesmen who work with it say it is almost exactly the same as mortar (sand and cement). It may contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it as well as a wire under mesh. to help stop cracks. Stucco is often prone to defect and London Colney Homebuyer Reports commonly reveal any number of problems like trapped water leading to the render failing

Another example of problems associated with stucco could be when the render is taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Fixing problems can be difficult and costly as the skills are becoming rarer.

Asbestos roof tiles

There may be a danger of white asbestos flooring materials at the house. What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a potentially deadly fibrous mineral. The 3 main types are Blue, Brown and White may be in building materials e.g. fire doors. Its use is widespread, for example - as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in duct connectors.

All forms are hazardous and may lead to lung cancer or scarring of the lung if inhaled over sustained periods. In fact inhaling a one fibre is not fatal.

If discovered, one must be careful never to move the asbestos and professional advice should be sought urgently. Getting rid of asbestos is expensive but must be conducted by trained experts. London Colney Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos as part of the survey. However they will mention potential asbestos and should recommend professional testing.

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