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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.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Sawbridgeworth. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Maintenance tips include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Purchasers renovating properties should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Sawbridgeworth, you can contact local suppliers.

Deteriorated timber

For the Sawbridgeworth HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers in Sawbridgeworth a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated. Broken stucco render is an example.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Sawbridgeworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Sawbridgeworth surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

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.

Stone block wall damage

I am buying a stone-walled home in Sawbridgeworth. Are there specific problems to bear in mind?

Britain's range of geology has encouraged the use of many varieties of stone, from Naylor Hill Sandstone to Stanton Moor Sandstone. Issues which impact the lifespan of stone-built elements are as diverse as the stone varieties themselves. Stone quarried in the area is common to local properties, but some do also feature cut stone brought from outside the county. Maintenance tips include clearing of ivy-like plant life and weeds.

Purchasers renovating properties should be aware that a stone matching service is operated by the British Geological Survey. To source stone quarried in Sawbridgeworth, you can contact local suppliers.



Deteriorated timber

For the Sawbridgeworth HomeBuyer Report, what does a an amber light rating mean for joinery and finishes?

RICS created the HomeBuyer Report to give buyers in Sawbridgeworth a clear and easy to read report on the condition of the home they plan to buy. A 'traffic light' system of colour coding is used to confirm to what extent each defect requires attention. Defects which need some attention are rated 'amber' or condition rating 2. The condition of this particular aspect of the property is unlikely to require urgent work, however.

Problems impacting the roof are checked here. These are inspected with the aid of binoculars where appropriate. Any timber or PVC cladding fixed to the main walling will be investigated. Broken stucco render is an example.

Damaged Render

What sort of thing will the Property Surveyor consider on a stucco home in Sawbridgeworth that we intend to purchase.

Stucco is in fact just smooth type of solid render. Normally stucco render is applied to red brick that dries to a smooth and even finish. Stucco render is highly aesthetic and is was often applied to Victorian and Georgian houses. It is very similar to plaster to apply. It can contain lime in it as well as animal fibres to stop cracks. Stucco is often problematic and Sawbridgeworth surveyors frequently reveal any number of problems for example trapped water culminating in the surface breaking. Other issues may include when the render is taken down to ground level and short circuits the Damp Proof Course. Re-covering problems with stucco can be difficult as skilled tradesmen are getting rarer.

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