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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 HomeBuyers Survey should I choose for my property purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Malden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if buying a property made of standard building materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Malden

    A RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Malden) is also carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard , for example wychert buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Malden

    This is an impartial valuation of the property. This is usually chosen by cash buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Malden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Malden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Malden property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Malden Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought immediately.

Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Malden will examine structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Maldon Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Malden, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as sticking doors. There is a real benefit in booking a Malden surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we book a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a house in Malden and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Malden property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been extended, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make major works, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap, but it does offer comprehensive details of the Malden property's condition along with more detailed advice on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Malden Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Asbestos roof tiles

The neighbour commented that there is a concern of loose asbestos in the home. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Chrysotile (White), Amosite (Brown) and Crocidolite (Blue) were commonly found in the building materials such as cement.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has good sound absorption properties, it may be found in ceilings.

All forms (including white) are ultimately deadly and may lead to lung cancer following prolonged exposure. If found, care should be taken on no account to displace it and expert advice should be sought immediately.



Surveyors will not verify the presence of asbestos during the survey. Surveyors will note potential asbestos and should suggest further investigation.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of if buying a flat proximate to a rubbish dump

Sites used for landfill are used for a variety of waste including commercial refuse. Understandably, no one really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Concerns might include hazardous chemicals. Potential health concerns for example gut problems have been linked to landfill sites .

Surveyors in Malden will examine structural problems resulting from the landfill. Your conveyancer will conduct environmental searches of the British Geological databases and Maldon Local Authority and inform you of any issues and let you know if the searches fail .

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Malden, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. What should we expect a Property Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a house will have an impact. Subsidence is one obvious concern, but there are others, including severe changes in the water table level. Expansive and reactive types of clay soil can be troublesome. Expansive clay soil is particularly sensitive to shifts in water content, such as sticking doors. There is a real benefit in booking a Malden surveyor to carry out your Home Survey, familiar with local soil composition, and who has witnessed the effects first-hand. The building foundations may need extra support in some cases. A surveyor can confirm if this is necessary, as it can be a lengthy process.

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