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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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Do you need a Home Survey ? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Shenley

    A Homebuyer Report is the right choice if planning to buy a property constructed from standard building materials such as brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Shenley

    The RICS Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Shenley) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS surveyor and is more thorough. Choose this for non standard , for example timber frame or older properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Shenley

    This is an independent valuation . It is typically chosen by cash purchasers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Shenley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Shenley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Shenley property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shenley Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Shenley (AL2). The vendor is asking £359, 716. What things will a Shenley qualified RICS surveyor evaluate when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect property values from living on flood plain to the amount of accommodation it offers. It can help to analyse prices achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between July and October in 2012 was £380, 216, which is £20, 500 more than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £335, 474. 33, Ribbledale, London Colney, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1TD a detached property was purchased for £263, 500 .

The only way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Shenley which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A surveyor will always go to the building as well as considering all other location factors that can impact on property values.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a home proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert refuse. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins .

Shenley surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Milton Keynes Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Shenley structure with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we look into during the survey?

Local property that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roofing problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A builder from the area with professional accreditation can provide a quote. Contact Elkins & Elkins of 15 Grantham Green, Borehamwood, WD6 2JQ on 020 8207 1839 for an estimate.

HomeBuyer Report

Should we go for a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey for a property in Shenley and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has a new name called a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same.

If the Shenley property is a flat, or was built before 1900, or has been structurally altered, or is built of unusual materials, you should choose the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any alterations, you should you choose a Building Survey. This survey is not as cheap, but it does give you an in-depth analysis of the Shenley property's state of repair in addition to information on defects , general repairs as well as maintenance options .

For more information you can get a Shenley Home Survey Quote or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

House Prices

I am going to acquire a property in Shenley (AL2). The vendor is asking £359, 716. What things will a Shenley qualified RICS surveyor evaluate when conducting a RICS valuation ?

There is a vast array of things which could affect property values from living on flood plain to the amount of accommodation it offers. It can help to analyse prices achieved in the nearby area for comparable properties.

The average house price paid between July and October in 2012 was £380, 216, which is £20, 500 more than the asking price. The average for houses and flats was £335, 474. 33, Ribbledale, London Colney, St Albans, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1TD a detached property was purchased for £263, 500 .



The only way to get an accurate and professional house valuation is with a Homebuyer Report in Shenley which includes a Property Valuation Report as standard. A chartered surveyor will be officially part of the Valuer Registration Scheme, which reinforces professional standards.

A surveyor will always go to the building as well as considering all other location factors that can impact on property values.

Landfill site near home

What should I be concerned about when purchasing a home proximate to a rubbish tip

Sites used for landfill come in many shapes and sizes e.g. inert refuse. Nobody wants to live near one (80% of people live near one). Worries might include chemicals like dioxins .

Shenley surveyors will note structural issues resulting from the landfill. Your solicitor will commission environmental searches of the Landmark databases in addition to Milton Keynes Local Authority and address any concerns you may have .

Roof defects identified during a survey

I have put in an offer on a Shenley structure with a loft conversion. I am particularly concerned about the state of the roof. What should we look into during the survey?

Local property that are otherwise ideal can still be subject to roofing problems. Every element should be checked, e.g. sheathing, and any defects addressed as soon as possible.

The prospect of large bills for roofing jobs (such as felting a flat roof) may have scared off some homeowners from carrying out necessary work. In extreme cases, this may be the reason for the sale, so buyers must be vigilant and employ the services of a qualified surveyor before the exchange of contracts. A builder from the area with professional accreditation can provide a quote. Contact Elkins & Elkins of 15 Grantham Green, Borehamwood, WD6 2JQ on 020 8207 1839 for an estimate.

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