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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 Home Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Ongar

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected if planning to buy a property built from conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, not dilapidated and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Ongar

    A RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Ongar) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS chartered surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this survey for non standard property such as architecturally unusual properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Ongar

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ongar and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ongar property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ongar property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Ongar Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ongar residential property what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. Flashing and caulking defects is one example. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially

unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a doer-upper thirties live work maisonette in Ongar?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Structural Survey following its new title a while ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing an unconventional Ongar home e.g. a period maisonette - this is the correct choice. It provides thorough and critical information concerning the buildings condition in addition to any defects, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house. Outside buildings will typically be looked at.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Ongar, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as widening cracks. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Ongar and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is basically the same the same comprehensive survey.

If the Ongar property is a flat or maisonette, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to carry out substantial modifications, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap, however it will give you an in-depth analysis of the Ongar property's condition as well as including more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt get an instant Ongar Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Deteriorated timber

For a HomeBuyer Report on a Ongar residential property what effect will a Condition rating 2 have on 'E8 - Other joinery and finishes' ?

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling are reported on. Flashing and caulking defects is one example. Condition rating 2 suggests that the aspect of the property in question will need some work, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The format of the RICS HomeBuyer Report is clear and easy to read, and avoid potentially



unfamiliar technical language. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green how serious the issues which the surveyor has discovered actually are.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Is it the right choice to get a full structural survey prior to acquiring a doer-upper thirties live work maisonette in Ongar?

The Building Survey has now superseded the Structural Survey following its new title a while ago by RICS. If you are looking into purchasing an unconventional Ongar home e.g. a period maisonette - this is the correct choice. It provides thorough and critical information concerning the buildings condition in addition to any defects, shortly after a thorough visual inspection of the accessible areas of the house. Outside buildings will typically be looked at.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

We are buying in Ongar, and the property's foundations have been built on clay soil. Can we expect the HomeBuyer Report to mention this, and will the Surveyor advise on upkeep?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a house can be significant. There are two terms used to describe clay soils likely to be problematic, 'expansive' and 'reactive'. If a home owner is aware that the surrounding soil has a high clay content, they should monitor for possible signs, such as widening cracks. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like taking care not to let plant life, including some as bushes and trees, take root close to the property.

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