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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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What property survey do I need for my house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenfield

    The Homebuyer Report is the right choice when purchasing a property built from conventional building materials i.e. tile & brick, in reasonable repair and built in the last 100 years.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenfield

    A Building Survey (once known as a Full Structural Survey in Shenfield) is also conducted by a RICS accredited surveyor but is more detailed. Choose this when buying a non standard property such as mundic homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenfield

    This is an independent valuation . This is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Shenfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Shenfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shenfield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shenfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick repair advice - can you assist?

Brick-walled Shenfield conversions can suffer from numerous defects, such as horizontal cracking. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. M J Construction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07896 948686 or Ivy Cottage/Monkwood Green, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NX.

Buyers in Shenfield should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours are found in many homes built in this country. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. Consider renegotiating the price of the Shenfield property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.

Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Shenfield Home Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building, such as a difficult-to-open garage window. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Shenfield create issues for residents? Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

From Grinshill Sandstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled buildings. 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. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey on a home in Shenfield and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same level of survey.

If the Shenfield property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally altered, or is of non standard construction, you should go for a cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to do any an extension, RICS advise you carry out a Building Survey. The Building Survey is not as cheap however it will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the Shenfield property's general condition along with an opinion on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more details why not get an instant Shenfield Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

External brick wall issue identified during property survey

I am looking for brick repair advice - can you assist?

Brick-walled Shenfield conversions can suffer from numerous defects, such as horizontal cracking. For instance, diagonal cracking caused by ground movement and should be taken very seriously. M J Construction should be able to assist with a maintenance quote. Contact them at 07896 948686 or Ivy Cottage/Monkwood Green, Hallow, Worcester, WR2 6NX.

Buyers in Shenfield should consider that a range of courses arrangements and colours are found in many homes built in this country. This being the case, upkeep may not always be straightforward. Consider renegotiating the price of the Shenfield property, based on the results of your survey. Works to remedy even some superficial brick wall defects can be both expensive and disruptive.



Subsidence resulting from soft clay soil

The house I am purchasing is built on clay soil. Will the Shenfield Home Survey consider this?

A common source of queries that surveyors face from home buyers is subsidence, particularly in areas where the soil is rich in clay. Subsidence is a major concern, but there are others, including soil compaction or compression. Evidence of clay soil-related problems can sometimes be found throughout a building, such as a difficult-to-open garage window. Steps like even minor landscaping so that the ground slopes away from the property can help maintain clay-rich soil, but a purchaser should discuss specifics with the surveyor if extensive upkeep is warranted. In some more extreme cases, the building foundations may need extra support, but this can be costly.

Stone block wall damage

Do stone-walled property in Shenfield create issues for residents? Are there any potential issues that need to be investigated, and what does the survey cover?

From Grinshill Sandstone to Lees Endcliffe Sandstone, there are many types of stone used in the construction of homes in this country. Defects such as delamination affect many stone-walled buildings. 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. In addition, lime mortar may feature in the building's construction. Guidelines for better stone wall upkeep include removal of invasive plants, such as ivy.

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