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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 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.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a house with Doulting stone walls. Which issues should we consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that

most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as. Purchasers renovating Shefford buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Shefford, you can contact local suppliers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey consider signs of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Shefford and across the country; sensible owners and buyers in Shefford are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to look into guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. For instance, flaking or efflorescence on external walls may indicate that the gutters are a cause for concern. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

Luckily, guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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.

Stone block wall damage

We are buying a house with Doulting stone walls. Which issues should we consider?

Stone walls often appear more robust than they are. The problems which can plague poorly maintained stone vary considerably. Regular stone describes cut stone, generally forming brick-like courses. These may require less maintenance than more irregularly built walls, but this is heavily dependent on the type of stone used. Different stone types will also decay a different rates based on environmental conditions. For example, granite is more water resistant that



most other stones. Stone walls require regular maintenance, such as. Purchasers renovating Shefford buildings should be aware that services to match stone types are available. Contact the British Geological Survey for more detail. To source stone quarried in Shefford, you can contact local suppliers.

Damage resulting from flooding

Does a building survey consider signs of water damage?

Flooding has blighted the lives of thousands of home owners in Shefford and across the country; sensible owners and buyers in Shefford are right to consider precautions. A flood alert service, with regular updates, is operated by the Environment Agency.

Flood water can enter a house through several routes, including seepage through external walls.

Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect house enables the surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. Oral enquiries can sometimes be made of the current owner, but this information may not be accurate.

Damage caused by high rainfall

Do I need to look into guttering? Also, where there [var10], what should we do?

Despite England's reputation for wet weather this issue is overlooked by house purchasers. For instance, flaking or efflorescence on external walls may indicate that the gutters are a cause for concern. Poor drainage can lead to warped floorboards or beams.

Luckily, guttering issues are quite easy to fix if dealt with quickly, unless they are untreated or poorly maintained. The damage will steadily get harder to remedy, so do not be tempted to ignore the signs.

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