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Homebuyer
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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 Saffron Walden

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen if planning to buy a home constructed from standard materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Saffron Walden

    A Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Saffron Walden) is also conducted by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor but is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example wychert properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Saffron Walden

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Saffron Walden property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Saffron Walden property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Saffron Walden Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of bugs in the hall. What should we do?

Pests like moths may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Saffron Walden. This issue should be taken seriously. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pest problems can include traps. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.

Substandard guttering

For the Saffron Walden HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the Saffron Walden home is in a good state, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Saffron Walden home. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. For a Saffron Walden house, one issue is downspouts discharging onto the ground. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. This section does not include any defects in a combined system.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor inspect the condition of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, as well as gas related gas installations in the house, for instance chimney linings. Your Saffron Walden qualified RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Essex based local companies include Lifestyle of Little House, Rose Lane, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex Tel. 07983648810 and K Beeson of 9 Church Field, Saffron Walden Tel. 07932 943999.

HomeBuyer Report

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

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Saffron Walden property is a flat or maisonette, or was built before 1900, or has been substantially modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), you should choose a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to make major works, it would be better that you select a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is less cheap but it will give comprehensive details of the Saffron Walden property's state of repair as well as including advice on defects and maintenance options .

For more details get an instant Saffron Walden Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Timber damage by insect larvae

My partner spotted signs of bugs in the hall. What should we do?

Pests like moths may sometimes seem a small, even irrelevant, matter when buying in Saffron Walden. This issue should be taken seriously. An affected house may not always be easy to identify.

For example, small tunnels in wooded beams may indicate the presence of house longhorn beetles. Remedies to pest problems can include traps. Your RICS surveyor may report on signs of infestation, especially if you have raised your concerns beforehand.



Substandard guttering

For the Saffron Walden HomeBuyer Report, what effect will a green light rating have on rainwater pipes and gutters?

Green (condition rating 1) is the best possible assessment, and confirms that this part of the Saffron Walden home is in a good state, but this does not mean that no future work is required. Seasonal checks may still be appropriate to prevent deterioration. The home buyer report is intended to be easy to read and understand, unlike less prescriptive surveys. These may offer more complex detail, but they are also less useful for house buyers deciding whether or not to purchase a Saffron Walden home. The report employs 'traffic light' ratings of red, amber and green to what extent each defect requires attention. For a Saffron Walden house, one issue is downspouts discharging onto the ground. External areas covered by E3 are inspected visually with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. This section does not include any defects in a combined system.

Gas flame

Does a surveyor inspect the condition of the gas heaters?

The RICS chartered surveyor will visually check out the accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect gas (and oil heaters) where relevant, as well as gas related gas installations in the house, for instance chimney linings. Your Saffron Walden qualified RICS surveyor won't remove gas fittings nor will they conduct any tests on the appliances or system. Of course, gas can be dangerous and if there are any concerns about gas fittings, contact a gas safe engineer.

Essex based local companies include Lifestyle of Little House, Rose Lane, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex Tel. 07983648810 and K Beeson of 9 Church Field, Saffron Walden Tel. 07932 943999.

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