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  Mortgage Valuation
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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 is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Radlett

    The Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Radlett

    The RICS Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Radlett) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor but is more exhaustive. Opt for this option when buying a non standard property such as stone slab roof properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Radlett

    This is a professional valuation . This is often chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Radlett and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Radlett property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Radlett property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Radlett Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we need to consider when intending to buy a property in Radlett in a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Radlett must possess local knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have on the building. Property values tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved. However a growing number are falling into shoddy condition e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property could be is so classified and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have

Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Debenhams Ottaway are based in 48 Watling Street, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD7 7NN and may be prepared help you with further information. Tel:

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Radlett that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly appealing and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to plaster and mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Radlett sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water resulting in problems with damp. Other issues might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems with stucco can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor inquire into flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding occurs, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a home in Radlett and which one would be the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Radlett property is a flat or maisonette, or is 100 or more years old, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any works or an extension, you should you opt for a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will provide you with a more detailed analysis of the Radlett property's general condition along with information on defects and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain an instant Radlett Home Survey Quote or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any things we need to consider when intending to buy a property in Radlett in a conservation area?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout England and Wales which are designated by the local council.

Home Buyers Surveys in Radlett must possess local knowledge of local area factors and the connection they have on the building. Property values tends to be higher than non conservation area equivalents which is down to them being preserved. However a growing number are falling into shoddy condition e.g. the huge increase in street clutter

RICS surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property could be is so classified and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will recommend the proper questions are raised by the solicitor or conveyancer. Unauthorised adjustments that do not have



Local Authority approval will also be advised in your survey, however these should be investigated by your legal adviser. Debenhams Ottaway are based in 48 Watling Street, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire, WD7 7NN and may be prepared help you with further information. Tel:

Damaged Render

What will the Property Surveyor consider on a stipple rendered (stucco) home in Radlett that I am thinking of purchasing.

Stucco is in fact just a kind of smooth render. Typically stucco is applied to brick hardens to a smooth and even finish. The effect is highly appealing and was often applied to Victorian and Georgian homes. The composition is very similar to plaster and mortar. Sometimes it can contain lime (which makes it set harder) in it in addition to a plastic under mesh to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Surveyors in Radlett sometimes show potentially expensive to remedy problems for instance trapped water resulting in problems with damp. Other issues might be when the application has been taken down to ground level and bypasses the DPC or Damp Proof Course. Resolving problems with stucco can be costly as despite the craft being thousands of years old, the skills are becoming more difficult to find.

Damage resulting from flooding

Would our RICS surveyor inquire into flooding?

The Law Society estimate that 2.2m properties are at risk of water damage caused by flooding, and property purchasers and owners are understandably concerned. It is strongly recommended that proper precautions are taken, before flooding occurs, but a surveyor will also make recommendations to prepare for the worst. The Home Buyers Survey will also include details of any evidence of historical flooding, and may comment generally about the area's propensity to flood. The Environment Agency also publish details of previous flood warnings.

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