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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 Potters Bar

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property made of standard materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Potters Bar

    A Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Potters Bar) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more exhaustive. Choose this for unconventional such as thatched roof buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Potters Bar

    This is an independent valuation . It is often chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Potters Bar are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. External doors are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the security offer by these doors will be reported on. Deformation of the door or frame is an example.

House Prices

We are planning to be buying a house in Potters Bar, EN6 for around the £434, 107 mark. What will a Potters Bar surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Potters Bar during a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on the price of property from proximity to road noise to whether the property is overlooked. It is useful to look at values achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £454, 207, which is £20, 100 more than £434, 107. The house/flat average was £406, 633. 18, Northaw Road East, Cuffley, Potters Bar, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6 4LL a detached home sold for £517, 500 .

The best way to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A qualified RICS surveyor will attend the site in addition to considering any other things that can impact on the value of property.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor check out the condition of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Your Potters Bar qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will they carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Hertfordshire based local companies include Walton Campbell of 3, Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire Tel. 07949482891 and AWP Plumbing & Heating of 12, Beechwood Avenue, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire Tel. 07826 543535.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Potters Bar and which would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Potters Bar property is a flat or maisonette, or is an older property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), then RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to carry out any works or an extension, RICS recommend you opt for a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it does give comprehensive details of the Potters Bar property's state of repair as well as more detailed advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get an instant Potters Bar House Survey Quote on our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Defective door frame

In the HomeBuyer Report, what impact will a an amber light rating have on outside doors?

Issues requiring some attention are labelled condition rating 2, but they are not considered to be urgent or serious. They may also require frequent upkeep. The RICS HomeBuyer Report is designed to be user-friendly. As buyers in Potters Bar are unlikely to be experts in local building techniques and materials themselves, the report is written with as little jargon as possible. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. External doors are checked where keys are available, but not forced open. In general, the security offer by these doors will be reported on. Deformation of the door or frame is an example.



House Prices

We are planning to be buying a house in Potters Bar, EN6 for around the £434, 107 mark. What will a Potters Bar surveyor evaluate when calculating house prices in Potters Bar during a professional valuation ?

There are a huge number of issues that can impact on the price of property from proximity to road noise to whether the property is overlooked. It is useful to look at values achieved in the area for similar properties.

The average house price registered between July and October in 2012 was £454, 207, which is £20, 100 more than £434, 107. The house/flat average was £406, 633. 18, Northaw Road East, Cuffley, Potters Bar, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire, EN6 4LL a detached home sold for £517, 500 .

The best way to get a formal house valuation is to commission a Homebuyer Report (or Property Valuation Report) which includes a formal valuation as part of the service. A qualified surveyor will be part of the Valuer Registration Scheme (mandatory since 2011).

A qualified RICS surveyor will attend the site in addition to considering any other things that can impact on the value of property.

Gas flame

Does the surveyor check out the condition of the gas heaters?

The qualified RICS surveyor will visually look at the accessible parts of the gas system. The survey will include gas (and oil heaters) as part of the survey, as well as gas affiliated fittings e.g. chimney breasts or flues. Your Potters Bar qualified surveyor will not remove external fittings nor will they carry out any tests on the system or appliances. Of course, gas is potentially dangerous, should there be any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

Gas Safe certified Hertfordshire based local companies include Walton Campbell of 3, Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire Tel. 07949482891 and AWP Plumbing & Heating of 12, Beechwood Avenue, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire Tel. 07826 543535.

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