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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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Shenley properties at risk, and does a property surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation for example. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

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.

Damage resulting from flooding

Are Shenley properties at risk, and does a property surveyor inquire into indications of water damage?

Last year was the second wettest year on record (source: Channel 4 News), and the value of a residence in an at-risk area may be impacted.

As with many aspects of home ownership, flood prevention is better (and cheaper) than a cure. In addition, the HomeBuyer Report may advise appropriate repairs.Familiarity with characteristics of the local area likely to affect home enables the residential surveyor to surmise flooding may be a risk, even if the property has not itself flooded before. The residential surveyor may ask the seller about historical floods, although the result of these enquires should be treated as a guide only.

Asbestos roof tiles

A builder friend commented that there is a concern of an asbestos fireplace in existence at the flat. What is asbestos, is there a danger and what does the surveyor do?

Asbestos is a pernicious fibrous material. Some types may be in building materials such as cooker insulation.

Asbestos was commonly used as it has characteristic heat resistance properties, it may be found in stove insulation for example. Technically all forms (including white) are ultimately pernicious and might lead to lung cancer or asbestosis if inhaled over sustained periods.

Care should be taken if asbestos is discovered never to displace asbestos. Professional advice must be taken ASAP. You should not attempt to disturb it yourself. Surveyors cannot verify the presence of asbestos on a survey. They will report on possible asbestos and will offer advice.

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