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Valuation
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Valuation
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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 Rayleigh

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if you are purchasing a property built from conventional materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Rayleigh

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Rayleigh) will also be carried out by a MRICS/FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Opt for this when buying a non standard e.g. thatched buildings.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Rayleigh

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rayleigh and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Rayleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Rayleigh property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Rayleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Rayleigh House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Rayleigh Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the value of the property the surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Rayleigh market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Rayleigh area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local Rayleigh industrial considerations, also being considered.

Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to check out when intending to buy a building in Rayleigh in a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Rayleigh need to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have on the building. House prices will be higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the property is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Rayleigh Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Els & Cole Solicitors are based in 118 High Street, Castle Point, Essex, SS6 7BY will be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01268 747006

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Rayleigh.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of solid render. Commonly stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster and mortar. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Rayleigh Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal issues like trapped water leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to choose a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a house in Rayleigh and which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey and is essentially the same survey.

If the Rayleigh property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been substantially modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. thatch roof), RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations on the Rayleigh property, RICS recommend you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report however it will provide you with comprehensive details of the Rayleigh property's general condition as well as more detailed advice on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not obtain an instant Rayleigh House Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Which Rayleigh Surveys include a valuation and an estimate of rebuild costs for insurance purposes (including additional costs such as professional fees e.g legal fees) and how is it worked out

Homebuyer Reports include an independent valuation and a reinstatement cost as standard. When calculating the value of the property the surveyor will factor in depth understanding of the Rayleigh market as well as other factors relating to the property for instance: number of bedrooms The surveyor will also consider certain fixtures and fittings and will make certain key assumptions such as the property isn't on a land fill site.

A Building survey does not include a valuation as standard. A valuation can, however, be added for a small additional fee. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Rayleigh area assumptions, like service connections, are made in addition to any local environmental concerns like local Rayleigh industrial considerations, also being considered.



Conservation area

Will there be any potential pitfalls I need to check out when intending to buy a building in Rayleigh in a conservation area, particularly in respect of to house prices?

There are 9, 300 of designated conservation areas in England and Wales which are designated by local authorities.

Home Buyers Surveys in Rayleigh need to possess knowledge of relevant local area issues and any effect may have on the building. House prices will be higher which is down to them being largely unspoilt

Surveyors can be expected to advise if the property is possibly in a conservation area and Section I Issues for your legal advisers of your Rayleigh Homebuyer Report will suggest further investigations are conducted by your conveyancer. Unconsented developments that do not have Local Authority approval may be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Els & Cole Solicitors are based in 118 High Street, Castle Point, Essex, SS6 7BY will be happy help you with further information. Tel: 01268 747006

Damaged Render

What will the Surveyor examine on a roughcast rendered (stucco) regency house in Rayleigh.

Stucco is in fact a specific type of solid render. Commonly stucco render is layered over underlying red brick that sets to an even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is often found on Victorian and Regency homes. Stucco is almost exactly the same as plaster and mortar. Sometimes it can have lime in it in addition to a grid underneath to help prevent cracks. it can be problematic and Rayleigh Homebuyer Reports frequently reveal issues like trapped water leading to the surface falling away

Another example of problems associated with stucco might be when the application is taken down to ground level and short circuits the DPC. Remedying problems with stucco may be expensive as renderers are getting more difficult to find.

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