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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 Home Buyers Survey should you choose?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shefford

    A Homebuyer Report should be selected when planning to purchase a property constructed from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shefford

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shefford) is also conducted by a MRICS/FRICS qualified surveyor but is more exhaustive. Select this survey for unconventional , for example timber wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shefford

    This is an impartial valuation . It is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Shefford and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Shefford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Shefford property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shefford Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Shefford (SG17) for £146, 567. What things does a Shefford chartered surveyor evaluate on a valuation ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from state (of neglect) of exterior to whether the garden is overlooked. It may help to compare with prices recorded in Shefford for similar properties. The mean flat price registered between July and October in 2012 was £134, 667, which is £11, 900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £267, 220. 41, Bridge View, Shefford, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG17 5FT was purchased for £168, 000 .

The best way to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.

Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1985-built home in Shefford and noticed that there is a 21mm crack above the windows in the dining room. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved quite easily.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Shefford - What should we check when the home is surveyed?

Shefford homes with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Shefford, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Shefford.

HomeBuyer Report

Should I have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a property in Shefford and of the 3, which one would be cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, however it is essentially the same survey.

If the Shefford property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction, you should go for the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are thinking about whether to do any significant alterations, it would be better that you choose a Building Survey. This option is not as cheap as a HomeBuyer Report but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Shefford property's general condition as well as information on defects , repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shefford Survey Quote on our website or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Shefford (SG17) for £146, 567. What things does a Shefford chartered surveyor evaluate on a valuation ?

Any number of issues that might affect the price of property ranging from state (of neglect) of exterior to whether the garden is overlooked. It may help to compare with prices recorded in Shefford for similar properties. The mean flat price registered between July and October in 2012 was £134, 667, which is £11, 900 less than the price being asked. The house/flat average was £267, 220. 41, Bridge View, Shefford, Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, SG17 5FT was purchased for £168, 000 .

The best way to get a professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report which includes a Property Valuation Report as a core component.



Wall cracks caused by subsidence

We are purchasing a 1985-built home in Shefford and noticed that there is a 21mm crack above the windows in the dining room. What possible solutions are to available to fix this?

Subsidence is movement in a structure's foundations. In most cases, subsidence can be resolved quite easily.

New cracks wider than 3mm to the outside walls, or the widening of existing cracks, may indicate subsidence. In severe conditions, movement can worsen, leading to subsidence, but this is not generally an issue in the UK.

The root cause of any subsidence must be found before repairs can commence.This need not be expensive.Removing or even pruning any tree(s) causing subsidence may be enough to halt any further movement. Underpinning could be the only option in some cases, unfortunately. As an alternative to underpinning, piling, or mini-piling, uses concrete or steel poles that are driven down into more stable soil, to stop further movement. Structural brickwork may need to be dismantled and rebuilt, or more cosmetic areas can effectively be repaired with resin filling in the cracks. This can also be time-consuming, and inconvenient. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.

Roof defects identified during a survey

We have made an offer for a home with a converted attic in Shefford - What should we check when the home is surveyed?

Shefford homes with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer roof maintenance problems, such as poor insulation. Any part of the roof or loft, such as parapet walls, ought to be checked. Factors like holes or cracks in the waterproof layer are particularly troublesome for flat roofed property.

It may be inconvenient to employ scaffolding to perform repairs, especially in the busy parts of Shefford, but it is a health and safety necessity. A quote for the work could be sought from a reliable roofing specialist in Shefford.

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