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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 Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Sawbridgeworth

    The RICS Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to buy a home constructed from standard building materials such as brick and tile, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Sawbridgeworth

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Sawbridgeworth) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor but is more comprehensive. Select this for an unconventional property, for example box frame construction or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Sawbridgeworth

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

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sawbridgeworth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sawbridgeworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Sawbridgeworth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Sawbridgeworth Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. In Sawbridgeworth's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sawbridgeworth property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are

steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Sawbridgeworth survey, in addition to gas affiliated fittings for example - prefabricated flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Sawbridgeworth. Can a house surveyor look for any flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Times), and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a home in Sawbridgeworth and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey is now called a Building Survey and is essentially the same comprehensive survey.

If the Sawbridgeworth property is an apartment, or is 100 or more years old, or has been extended, or is of non standard construction, RICS recommend a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any substantial modifications on the property, RICS advise you choose a Building Survey instead. The Building Survey is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it will offer exhaustive analysis of the Sawbridgeworth property's general condition and it includes advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

If in doubt why not obtain a Sawbridgeworth Homebuyers Survey Quote via our website or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to our survey team.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The home we plan to buy is built on clay soil. Does a Property Survey discuss soil composition the report?

The adverse impact clay soil can have on a property can be significant. Specific problems include swelling of the soil, capable of irreparably damaging a home if untreated. In Sawbridgeworth's relatively mild climate, the variations in volume which clay soil experiences will be barely noticeable, but extended dry or wet spells may well impact the soil's stability and affecting the property itself. If present, expansive clay soil can put lateral pressure on a Sawbridgeworth property's foundations, forcing them inward. Fortunately, there are



steps a home owner can take. Your surveyor should refer to maintenance options in their report, like removal of any blockages in the guttering and drains, to prevent water leaking into the soil.

Gas flame

Does the chartered surveyor look at the state of repair of the gas supply?

Your local surveyor will visually survey any accessible parts of the system. This will include whether the meter is in an escape route as part of the Sawbridgeworth survey, in addition to gas affiliated fittings for example - prefabricated flues. Any external fittings or housings won't be taken off. Needless to say, gas can be fatal, if you have any concerns about gas, call a gas engineer.

The Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998 require that all landlords are legally required to conduct appliance and installation inspections every year. Non compliance penalties are severe .

Damage resulting from flooding

What's the danger of flooding in Sawbridgeworth. Can a house surveyor look for any flooding damage?

Flooding has become a serious concern, more so after it was reported that last year was the second wettest on record (source: The Times), and house purchasers cannot know that insurance against flooding will continue to be available. The Environment Agency maintain a flood danger alert service, with regular updated risk assessments. Flood water can enter a home through several routes, including incorrectly fitted window frames. Details relating to signs of flooding may be reported in Section J of the HomeBuyer Report. Also included on Environment Agency's flood danger alert are details of local rivers and other bodies of water prone to flooding.

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