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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 Building Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Royston

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when buying a property made of conventional materials such as brick and tile, not dilapidated and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Royston

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Royston) will also be conducted by a RICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard e.g. architecturally unusual or older houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Royston

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Royston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Royston property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Royston property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Royston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be conscious of when buying a property in Royston in a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Royston need to have local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have with the property and its value. Values tends to be enhanced due to the areas resisting change.

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.

Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated fifties converted maisonette in Royston?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a mid century or later unmodified maisonette built out of standard construction materials. A Building Survey would be the advisable survey to choose for the property described. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be supplied to you providing thorough and notable professional advice about the materials used for the construction of the house. Be aware that certain caveats exist with the survey as the Royston based surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the maisonette nor can they inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house. Boundary walls and fences will also be surveyed.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To ascertain the correct valuation the valuer will refer to awareness of the Royston property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Royston area assumptions like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I select a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Royston and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey but is essentially the same level of survey.

If the Royston property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended or modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), RICS advise a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make substantial modifications, RICS advise you select a Building Survey instead. This more detailed survey is not as cheap but it does give you a more detailed analysis of the Royston property's general condition as well as an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

If in doubt why not get a Royston Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Conservation area

Are there any factors we need to be conscious of when buying a property in Royston in a conservation area, particularly in relation to property values?

There are over 9, 000 official conservation areas in England and Wales which are overseen by the local authority.

Home Buyers Surveys in Royston need to have local knowledge of local issues and any relation may have with the property and its value. Values tends to be enhanced due to the areas resisting change.

Property surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the property looks to be classified as such and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out as part of the legal process. Unconsented extensions that do not have Local Authority approval may also be advised but these are really more a investigated by the solicitor.



Building Surveys on maisonettes

Do I need to spend a bit more on full structural survey prior to purchasing a dilapidated fifties converted maisonette in Royston?

Structural surveys are now known as Building Surveys. A HomeBuyer Report is enough if investigating a mid century or later unmodified maisonette built out of standard construction materials. A Building Survey would be the advisable survey to choose for the property described. Usually within 2 to 3 days after a thorough site survey of the accessible parts a written report (pdf and written copy) will be supplied to you providing thorough and notable professional advice about the materials used for the construction of the house. Be aware that certain caveats exist with the survey as the Royston based surveyor will not be able to force or open up the fabric of the maisonette nor can they inspect where doing so could cause damage to the house. Boundary walls and fences will also be surveyed.

RICS Homebuyer Report valuation

Will my survey give a property valuation and reinstatement cost estimate (including costs for reconstructing a retaining wall)

A Homebuyer Report will contain a property valuation in addition to a reinstatement (rebuilding) cost estimate included in the cost of the survey. To ascertain the correct valuation the valuer will refer to awareness of the Royston property market and other factors relating to the property for instance: accommodation The surveyor will also consider construction type and will draw upon key assumptions like no damaging building techniques have been used.

A Building Survey does not include a valuation as standard. However we can add a valuation for a nominal fee. Please call for information. Alternatively a Property Valuation Report (PVR) can be carried out.

Additional local Royston area assumptions like service connections, are made as well as any significant environmental concerns like pig farms, which will also be factored in.

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