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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 Home Buyers Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Markyate

    A RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile and brick, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Markyate

    The Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Markyate) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS chartered surveyor and is more comprehensive. Select this survey for unconventional such as timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Markyate

    This is an impartial valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Markyate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Markyate property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Markyate property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Markyate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence has been a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Markyate house survey include?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Markyate are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers

fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Markyate , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

Properties in Markyate with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area. Speak to BPL Roofing of 13 Elm Avenue, Caddington, Luton, LU1 4HS on 01582 455025 for details.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before acquiring a substantially modified regency cottage near Markyate?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. You should plump for a Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a 60 year old or less unmodified Markyate house of typical building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof.

Be aware that certain limitations exist with a Building Survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a house in Markyate and which one is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is effectively the same.

If the Markyate property is an apartment, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. steel and glass), RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out major works on the property, you should you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is less cheap however it will give exhaustive analysis of the Markyate property's general condition in addition to advice on defects , repairs and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Markyate Homebuyers Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

The agent has said subsidence has been a concern. How could this affect the property, and what subsidence information does the Markyate house survey include?

Movement of a structure on a structural level is called subsidence. Many homes in Markyate are constructed from a range of materials, each with a different shrinkage rate.

Subsidence is the result of a number of common issues. For example, water leaking from a broken drainpipe or mains pipe will wash away the earth protecting the building's foundations. This reduces the volume of the subsoil, allowing the weight of the property to distort the supporting ground. Inside, keep an eye out for new, suddenly visible cracks in brick or render.

Restoration work cannot begin until the original source of the movement is found.This is not always as costly as some buyers



fear.Repairing leaking drains, water mains or broken downpipes, which are the cause of the subsidence, should be all that is needed to stabilise the home. Even with professional help, a definite diagnosis can take months.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Markyate , and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What should we do about roof repairs?

Properties in Markyate with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. Any part of the roof or loft, such as ceiling joists, ought to be checked. Factors like literally being flat. An incline of at least '1 to 80' is recommended are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

In the past, roof maintenance would be carried out with just ladders and 'crawler boards'. This practice is terribly unsafe, and contractors today will insist that scaffolding be used. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing contractor in the local area. Speak to BPL Roofing of 13 Elm Avenue, Caddington, Luton, LU1 4HS on 01582 455025 for details.

Building Surveys on houses

Should I get a full structural survey before acquiring a substantially modified regency cottage near Markyate?

Full Structural Surveys have been renamed by RICS as Building Surveys. You should plump for a Building Survey for the house referred to. A HomeBuyer Report goes into enough detail for a 60 year old or less unmodified Markyate house of typical building materials i.e. brick walls and tiled roof.

Be aware that certain limitations exist with a Building Survey as a RICS surveyor is not in a position to open up the structure of the building nor can he/she comment on efficiency of gas installations.

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