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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
  Building Survey
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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.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a farmhouse in Royston. What effect will the residence's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Royston built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation

area. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be undone. Of course, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Royston. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Royston house will have an impact. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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.

Traditionally built property

I am buying a farmhouse in Royston. What effect will the residence's wooden structure have on maintenance?

Many purchasers have looked at purchasing property with real personality. For houses in Royston built before the 20th Century, age, however, can sometimes be an issue. Buildings built with traditional or "vernacular" techniques can be surprisingly expensive to upkeep. You should bear in mind that specialist expertise may be needed. Traditional building materials may also need to be sourced, particularly in the case of property in a conservation



area. This may be a good opportunity to discuss lowering the purchase price to cover repair costs. If you plan to make alterations to a period property, discuss options with your property surveyor for more information.

Gas flame

Does the RICS surveyor give details on the state of the gas appliances?

A RICS surveyor will locate and visually survey any easily accessible parts of the system. This will include gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, as well as gas connected installations for example - chimney linings. Should there be any external fittings they however, won't be undone. Of course, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

Can clay soil foundations be an issue? I am buying a home in Royston. What should we expect a Home Buyers Survey to include?

The content of soil around the foundations of a Royston house will have an impact. The water content of clay soils determines volume, pushing upward, or pulling downward as the weather changes. This may result in some minor visible defects. , such as sticking window frames. Fortunately, there are steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like immediately acting to remove standing water around a property, as a result of heavy rainfall or flooding. If you are particularly concerned about a crack or other sign of movement, the surveyor can also report on whether it is recent, or an indication of much earlier subsidence.

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